Mon Oncle – 1958 – The Most Modern Movie Ever?

February 28, 2009

mononcle

Mon Oncle is a French comedic film from 1958 by director Jacques Tati.  The film deals with France’s post war obesession with modern architecture.  The main character, Monsuier Hulot is a charming gentleman who gets himself into some interesting situations and is terribly awkward in the modern space.  The sets, landscaping, and furniture is unbelieveable!  There is a great running gag throughout the film involving a fish fountain that is only turned on when important guests arrive.  Larry Weinberg has a great article on the interior design of this film on Interior Design.net.

The Arpel's Home

The Arpel's Home

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The Modern Office

The Plastac Factory office

Jouve vase on the table

Jouve vase on the table

Staircase

Staircase and malm fireplace

Awesome rocking chair and great landscaping with colored gravel

Awesome rocking chair and great landscaping with colored gravel

Amazing Harper sofa

Amazing Harper sofa

One Response to “Mon Oncle – 1958 – The Most Modern Movie Ever?”

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