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Lights, camera, plastics—part 8

Mon Oncle (My Uncle) won the Oscar for best foreign film in 1958, but director/writer/star Jacques Tati is not widely known in the United States. That's a shame, since he was a master of the sight gag and the creator of a unique cinematic character in Monsieur Hulot. Mon Oncle is the second feature film in which the ungainly Hulot unwittingly causes mayhem.In this gentle satire of then-modern technology, Hulot's brother-in-law, the manager of a plastics factory, gives him a job supervising the extrusion process. Mayhem ensues.

Norbert Sparrow

December 11, 2014

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Lights, camera, plastics—part 8

Mon Oncle (My Uncle) won the Oscar for best foreign film in 1958, but director/writer/star Jacques Tati is not widely known in the United States. That's a shame, since he was a master of the sight gag and the creator of a unique cinematic character in Monsieur Hulot. Mon Oncle is the second feature film in which the ungainly Hulot unwittingly causes mayhem.

In this gentle satire of then-modern technology, Hulot's brother-in-law, the manager of a plastics factory, gives him a job supervising the extrusion process. Mayhem ensues.

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Norbert Sparrow

Editor in chief of PlasticsToday since 2015, Norbert Sparrow has more than 30 years of editorial experience in business-to-business media. He studied journalism at the Centre Universitaire d'Etudes du Journalisme in Strasbourg, France, where he earned a master's degree.

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