1. As you carefully watch the screen, what do you learn about the character Hulot (Jacques Tati) as he walks up to his apartment? As yet another perfect day not without a mishap, here we have Hulot, a perfect victim of circumstance. Haphazardly, he slowly enters the scene from the bystander standpoint while his life goes through a taciturn at his encountering a girl who nonchalantly runs and drops a tomato on the ground. Mother yells at the girl. There is confusion as to whether she is yelling at the girl or at unawares Hulot. As if matters couldn't get worse, he taunts his fish in front of snarling dog, as if to tease. Business as usual, he leaves and walks past girl, who argues him as if he is in the wrong. He reminds me of episodes of that crazy, funny uncle," from episodes of "Good Ship, Lollipop." Whereas, after shunning girl, while waving his umbrella at the girl, he finally rewards her with a piece of fruit that her mother claims for her own.
2. How is the building used to support Tati's physical comedy? In reference to the tenement, the Villa Arpel, it is referenced as modern, meanwhile au contraire as in comparison to the ruins of Europe; it is rather archaic, devoid of modern advances. Concerning episodes of "can't take it with you," these apartments weren't well furnished. It is rather "simply stated," obvious. It's peoples are rather beastly, as to how distant, as well as hostile this family domicile is. It is leading, concerning its long, winding stairwells. His apartment, in particular is so small, like that of a walk in closet. Once you step in, you're in. The episode is just like a moving conversation involving Julia Child's "America," concerning the ambiance of this neighborhood, as seen only on the surface.