Friday, October 14, 2016

Pierre Étaix, 1928-2016

French clown and sometimes actor Pierre Étaix has died at the age of 87. He didn't make too many feature films, and the ones he did make got held up in rights limbo for decades until a few years ago.

Of the films Étaix made, I've only seen the feature Yoyo, and the short Heureux anniversaire. Late last month as part of the monthlong TCM Spotlight on slapstick, they ran his later movie Le Grand Amour. I DVRed that but haven't gotten around to watching it yet.

I hope TCM can get one of his movies for an Imports slot to do a tribute to him.

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