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Chris Marker obituary: Experimental French director acclaimed for his post-apocalyptic film La Jetée
The Guardian ^ | July 30, 2012 | Ronald Bergan

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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TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: 12monkeys; chrismarker; cinema; film; lajete; movies; obituary
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1 posted on 07/30/2012 9:45:21 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: Borges; DollyCali; Perdogg

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2 posted on 07/30/2012 9:46:21 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar
La Jetée is a really remarkable film.

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.

3 posted on 07/30/2012 9:57:36 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Roger Taney? Not a bad Chief Justice. John Roberts? A really awful Chief Justice.)
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I have not seen either. Think I just found something to watch......


4 posted on 07/30/2012 10:03:19 AM PDT by colinhester
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To: ClearCase_guy

I’ve seen La Jetée. I agree with you about it. I’ve heard of 12 Monkeys but have seen it.


5 posted on 07/30/2012 10:06:25 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: colinhester

Both are excellent. 5 stars.


6 posted on 07/30/2012 10:06:57 AM PDT by Finatic (I ran out of change and have given up on hope. FUBO, I am so sick of your sorry a$$ you effin punk)
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7 posted on 07/30/2012 10:08:20 AM PDT by Perdogg (Let's leave reading things in the Constitution that aren't there to liberals and Dems)
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To: Finatic

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.


8 posted on 07/30/2012 10:10:06 AM PDT by Finatic (I ran out of change and have given up on hope. FUBO, I am so sick of your sorry a$$ you effin punk)
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La Jetée: Part 1

La Jetée: Part 2

9 posted on 07/30/2012 10:12:27 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGAMY0xZlVQ


10 posted on 07/30/2012 10:48:17 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: EveningStar

RIP.


11 posted on 07/30/2012 11:56:27 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: EveningStar
Great, unconventional filmmaker.

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.

12 posted on 07/30/2012 4:46:45 PM PDT by x
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