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The Great French Slapstick Actor And Director Who Faced Down Decades Of Legal Obstacles To Showing His Films

“Mr. Étaix (pronounced ay-TEX), an actor as well as a director, specialized in a deadpan visual comedy, animated by sight gags, funny sound effects and fantasy sequences that harked back to the silent films of Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton and Max Linder as well as his own background as a circus performer.”
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