In soccer football when every players are running and having exercises with full of fun, one man watch the game with no action. He is responsible of the goal, who represent his private house. In the winter, when all the other players are running around and keeping warm, he is only one on the field who is obliged to have a very warm sweater because he is cold. This inaction does not mean that he is not the most important part of the team. If he lets the ball going inside his goal, each one will find a bad word against his mistakes. When his team scores one goal he has nothing to do with it. But when the other team scores one goal then it will look entirely his fault. Never a man has been in such a condition—to wait so long to make such an important and irreparable mistake."
This is an article from the Dec. 20, 1954 issue
Jacques Tati, author, director and star of the delightful French film, Mr. Hulot's Holiday, is caught in these antic pictures by the fanciful camera of Philippe Halsman.