Finally found a copy with English dub. Absolutely hypnotic. Every shot is perfect. In regard to imagery, fawless. Only negative point is the soundtrack. Detracts from the immersion of the experience and unlike the images themselves feels dated. Despite this it is still sublime.
It's fascinating how a sequence of carefully shot frames can be much more striking that a full-on motion picture. The pace of the narration as well as the music (pounding heartbeat!) complemented the beautiful photography
A philosophical film about memories, time and love. And indeed one of the most beautiful love stories which has been told in cinema. Extraordinary!
It's amazing how this short film, told almost in its entirety with still images, can be more moving than some "moving pictures". Avant-garde? Maybe. Experimental? Most definitely not. This is an example of a mise en scène completely dependant on the main theme of the story: the unalterable nature of, both, shocking memories and fate.
Comparable to Vertigo in its evocation of human love and its connection to memories and the psyche. Fascinatingly audacious.
Everyone remembers the first time in La Jetée. It was made in 1962, is 28 minutes, is in black & white and built almost exclusively of photographs. Has no dialogue. It's one of those unforgettable films.
Marker's famous photo-montage, captured in still images on his Pentax camera, is a fascinating science fiction story with a time travel theme. A brief encounter with a woman at Orly airport is the memory that is unlocked by the captors of a man hiding beneath the streets of Paris after World War III. Enhanced by a haunting score, the film that inspired Gilliam's Twelve Monkeys is both radical and hugely influential..
Strange, yet utterly fascinating. I'm still processing what I've just witnessed.
Probably the most intimate experience you could have with cinema, and with cinetography. La Jetee ruptures the medium of cinema in an entrancing way, and can be watched over, and over again.
A boy is father to a man, who doesn't wish to wake from his childish dream. No, that's all wrong. A metaphor for cinema itself, the vertigo of falling forever into dreams, unable to escape the allure of memory projected onto a blank screen, which makes us all willing children again. I suppose a diving-off point...
Chris Marker's avant-garde short film, LA JETÉE, may be made up almost entirely of still photographs, but its also one of the greatest and most influential science fiction films of all time. A man is sent back in time to try and save humanity before it destroys itself, where he falls in love with a woman he's never met. Marker uses editing and music to make his experiment strikingly cinematic.