Jacques Tati's Playtime as New Babylon
An essay by Laurent Marie for M Shield and T. Fitzmaurice (eds), Cinema and the City: film and urban societies in a global context, Oxford, Blackwell, 2001, pp. 257-69. In the essay Laurent Marie points out the relevance of Playtime to the 1960's in light of the Situationists writings. He examines Situationist theories on urbanism, with particular reference to New Babylon.