Interiors – Playtime
Interiors is an online journal, published on the 15th of each month, in which films are analyzed and diagrammed in terms of space. Interiors focuses on how space is used throughout a particular scene and how the architecture of the film impacts its narratives and characters. Check them out at Facebook, Twitter, Etsy, and download the magazine at IssuuJacques Tati’s Playtime (1967) was filmed in 70mm, which he believed was the shape of the modern world, with five-track stereophonic sound. The director constructed more than just production sets for this film; he created a false city in the outskirts of Paris, complete with paved roads with streetlights, working water and electricity and even a functioning escalator in one of his sets. This city space became known as Tativille. The budget of the film quickly escalated during production and its failure at the box office destroyed his once-successful career.