Skip to comments.Chris Marker obituary: Experimental French director acclaimed for his post-apocalyptic film La Jetée
Posted on 07/30/2012 9:45:09 AM PDT by EveningStar
The essay film, a form pitched between documentary and personal reflection, exploring the subjectivity of the cinematic perspective, has now become an accepted genre. Jean-Marie Straub, Danièle Huillet, Jean-Luc Godard, Errol Morris and Michael Moore are among its main recent exponents, but Chris Marker, who has died aged 91, was credited with inventing the form.
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Terry Gilliam remade it as Twelve Monkeys with Brad Pitt and Bruce Willis, and I thought that was also good. But Chris Marker made a movie out of still photographs -- with just a single scene where a woman blinks -- and a languid French narration, and it's very powerful.
I have not seen either. Think I just found something to watch......
I’ve seen La Jetée. I agree with you about it. I’ve heard of 12 Monkeys but have seen it.
Both are excellent. 5 stars.
Brad Pitt turns in an amazing performance and won me over as a fan with his role in 12the Monkeys, one of my personal top 5 films.
He was probably further to the left than anyone you will ever meet.
And when journalists wanted his biographical background he just made things up.
Anyway, wherever he is now, he's beyond all that.
Que son âme repose en paix.
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