Jumat, 14 Oktober 2011

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Beck Childrens Pastel Wooden Chairs

Beck Childrens Pastel Wooden Chairs

MON ONCLE (My Uncle) is one, indeed, the most hilarious French films that has been made. Jacques Tati shows film viewers post-war France, and its progression towards a prosperous future, which involved the nuclear family and modernization. Once again, Tati plays the bumbling Chaplinesque figure, Monsieur Hulot, who tends to get himself in a little mischief. For this installment, Hulot is at odds with his brother-in-law, Charles Arpel (Jean-Pierre Zola II) over his nephew, Gerard (Alain Becourt). Madame Arpel (Adrienne Servantie), his sister, has no qualms about her brother, but receives the gripes from Charles. It appears that Hulot spends too much time with Gerard, and may be a bad influence on the boy. Charles attempts to remedy the problem by hiring Hulot at his plastic company, and later promoting him to another position away from Gerard.

The Arpels live in the new world with all its modernist features and conveniences of a modern home of the late 1950s. Their lives are a string of daily routine -- straight and narrow environment that is meticulously organized and sanitized. Indeed, the furniture they sit and eat on resembles something that may have been owned by Ken and Barbie. The modern French landscape looks no different than their US counterparts, an automatic garage door and everyone drives and own a colorful '57-'58 Chevy (pink and green). The most obnoxious and annoying object in the film is the fish water fountain that spits out blue water that Madame Arpel turns on only when guests come by.

On the other hand, Hulot's world is the old world. He rides a motorized bicycle and lives in the familiar quaint French landscape with cobblestone streets, horse-carriage carts, and open food markets. Hulot is the friendly and considerate individual who sees the world around him, but has not quite been in-synch with the present.

The music in the film is quite significant when differentiating the two worlds. Hulot's world rings with bells and jingles with a French feel of a sleepy town, while the Arpel's world is fast-paced and on the go-go, and rocks and rolls with sounds from the west.

As an added bonus, the DVD includes the 1947 15 minute short film, L'ecole des facteurs (School For Postmen), which posseses a Buster Keaton influence in most of the scenes, especially the one where Tati passes a group of bicyclists.

Overall, MON ONCLE is a comedic film that will delight anyone. Indeed, the film has a Jerry Lewis feel of "The Bellboy" and "The Ladies' Man". If you want a laugh a minute, this film will deliver the goods.

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6 komentar:

  1. I purchased this for my granddaughter and it is everything I expected. I don't normally care for pastels but these are very subtle and appealing. The table and chairs are sturdy and I hope they will get a lot of use.

  2. Very cute table and chair set for our 2 year old girl. Love the pastel colors. Matches her new kitchen set perfectly! Solid wood, sturdy construction and oh so easy to put together. Took my husband and I maybe 25 minutes (you'll need a second allen wrench to tackle with two, one came with the set) We had no missing parts or damaged parts like others have stated. The price was very reasonable in comparison to other solid wood table sets with 4 chairs which I have found much pricier than this. Overall a good buy for anyone looking to get a wood table set!
    Processing and shipping was amazing! I ordered this set at about 11:00am on 1/9 and it was delivered at 6pm(ish) on 1/10! FANTASTIC!

  3. The table and chairs came a day earlier than expected and my husband and I were able to put everything together with very little effort. Nothing was missing and everything was in very good condition. My grandchildren love the table and it is easy to clean - crayon wipes right off. It's cute and sturdy and we couldn't be happier with the product or the delivery.

  4. Frederick Walter24 November 2013 09.32

    We searched..and we searched..and here it is, a durable, beautifully colored, easy to assemble, multi-chaired table for our 3 yr old daughter! When it came in the door she helped us open the box and helped put it together (handed us the matching color pieces) and couldn't wait to get it in her room. Chairs are lightweight yet very sturdy and the pastel colors match her fairy theme room. The set is the perfect height for her now and the next few years, for however long the set will last of course..time and toddlers can only tell..lol. Recommend this to anyone with a little girl :)

  5. bought this for the 3 grand daughters,took only minutes to assemble,its not the most solid piece of furniture,but for under $100 dollars you can't expect too much.pay close attenetion to screw lengths.there are 2 sizes mixed togather not seperate,didnt notice till half way through assembly.