Magic Marker

Film maker Chris Marker, best known for his short film, La Jetée, has died. Marker’s work defies easy categorization, mainly taking for the form of exploratory documentary essays that can seem meandering in pace. But the film of his that has had the largest impact, La Jetée, is composed almost entirely of still frames, with minimal narration. It’s a masterwork of taut story-telling, creating an engaging relfection on time travel while suspending the flow of time itself.

La Jetée/ Sans soleil / two films by Chris Marker – V-F M37 JetC DVD

La jetée : ciné-roman / Chris Marker – PN1997 .J444 1992

Chris Marker : staring back – TR647 .M375 2007

Chris Marker : memories of the future / Catherine Lupton – PN1998.3.M366 L87 2005

Terry Gilliam’s homage/re-telling:

Twelve monkeys / directed by Terry Gilliam – V-F G544 Twe DVD

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