Friday, November 23, 2012

The unorthodox tennis serving style of Monsiuer Hulot

I was going to put up two shorter videos of firstly M. Hulot buying a tennis racquet, and then playing a game, but even though I have seen the shorter clips more than once recently, this longer clip really made me laugh.

Do you want another one next Friday? I have M. Hulot's flat tyre in mind.


17 comments:

  1. Andrew, you have the bus racism incident video posted here again. Unseen hand of Blogger ghost or simple pasting error?

    M Hulot's videos are far preferable!

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  2. Now rectified!, That's better.

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    1. I wasn't home Victor, so some unseen hand looked after it.

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  3. I'd forgotten this scene. It is magnificent. I want to see someone use this serve at the Australian Open this summer.

    And the Table Tennis scene I was thinking off has (from my perhaps unreliable memory) M Hulot dancing in and out of the dining room/sitting room of the guest house while he plays an otherwise unseen table tennis match.

    I couldn't find it on You Tube which surprised me because I thought everything was on You Tube.

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    1. David, it would be such a hoot to see that at the Open. Except I don't know that many would get it.

      That scene rings a very faint bell, but I am not sure that it is this Tati film.

      Some selfish people don't put things up on YT for me to use.

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    2. I found a link to the table tennis scene. Perhaps not as funny as I remember. I thought there was more 'dancing'. However M. Hulot does unintentionally leave the room in chaos.

      http://franklin.davidson.edu/lrc/french/fc/Hulot/english/Extrait8_e.html

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    3. Thanks David. I did particularly like when the chap placed his playing card on the wrong table.

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  4. Colin7:56 am

    Not sure if Monsieur Hulot would be too welcome at Wimbledon! I wonder how John,"the Brat",McEnroe would have retaliated??
    I was hoping that the Blonde, Miss Sharapova, would have got on the court with M.Hulot, that may have been funny rather than just sit and decorate the tennis shed - ha ha.

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    1. Colin, you just want to see her moving and jumping to hit the ball. I know exactly what McEnroe would have said and I don't usually have words like that here.

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    2. Colin3:29 pm

      Yes, John was a "bit over the top" when he was playing on the ATP tour. However he is now without doubt the most astute commentator on the tennis circuit, and no doubt highly paid. Remember way back, he was thrown out of the Australian Open once for his
      on-court antics. At least the Australian officials took a stand and had the "guts" to chuck him out.
      The other 3 Grand Slam events let him get away with "Blue Murder". He brought in the crowds! The Yanks loved his antics, the ruder, the better!
      Anyhow now he is considered the "doyen" of the commentators and he does still not "mince" his views. He certainly gave Bernard Tomic, something hopefully to think about?
      Nope, the fair young maiden in the tennis shed is NO Maria Sharapova.
      I wonder why she was even there for this clip of Monsieur Hulot???

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    3. She was the visual female attraction through the film.

      Tennis umpires need to stomp very hard on bad behaviour. Didn't one of the Williams recently get away with murder.

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    4. Colin8:48 pm

      Serena! End of story!

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  5. M. Hulot's serve is definitely weird, looking forward to next Friday's episode.

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    1. Aha, the first cinematic appearance of Princess Leia. Wonderful stuff!

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    2. Have you seen the film before Windsmoke?

      I had to thing a bit FC, but I get it. I wonder if she was copied.

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  6. I'm in love with M Hulot, so I am happy to swoon over him whenever you get the urge to post such gems Andrew. Haha ! I wonder if we'll see anything similar to his serve in the Hopman Cup being played here in Perth soon.

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  7. It would be such a laugh Grace.

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