I saw a nine-minute short a while back that used the exact same style, but it was Timothy Greenberg’s LA PUPPE (2003), a parody that recasts the film as the recollections of a dog who witnessed his own death. Not sure that really counts. (It’s also not very amusing, in my opinion.)
I had the good fortune of seeing LA JETEE on the big screen a number of years ago. I bought a ticket for Marker’s REMEMBRANCE OF THINGS TO COME, and the audience was invited to stay afterwards for a free screening of LA JETEE. I had already seen (and taught) LA JETEE many times, so I planned to bail. But once the time came I decided to stick around. That was a wise choice. Seeing that film on the big screen with a large crowd remains one of my favorite personal moviegoing moments.
I rewatched it last night too Odilon :) Gonna do a BIG FAT MARKER THING now cause he’s wonderful.
That’s weird, must have been in the stars for you and I to watch it last night! :D
Apropos, I found the discussion where limitations and creativity were discussed:
The Enemy of Art is the Absence of Limitations
Well, after watching it last week, I was certainly inspired to make something. I might rewatch it later.
Yay! Me too, Dylan.
Ruiz’s Dog’s Dialogue is obviously influenced by Marker’s film.
Nice article on Sans Soleil and Les Maitres Fous. Coincidentally I once used those 2 films as the subject of a paper I did in my documentary class.
What are we referring to, the inspiration or rewatching it?
@Dylan — the inspiration. :)
Oh. Well, I didn’t have the idea to use still photos at that time, but now I seem to.
somehow this slipped my mind but The Man Who Sleeps (1974) has a very similar feel to La Jetee, although without the still images:
I’ve wanted to see this for a while, Kate. I saw some clips of it a while back, and was taken with it, if I remember well.
^you should! It’s all on youtube, but if you want better quality you can download it at surrealmoviez.info when they’re back up.
You said, Also thought about the popularity of graphic novels these days, how interesting it would be to, rather than make a typical movie in terms of style, or animation, keep it to the feeling of a book but obviously incorporate the qualities exclusive to film — movement, sound, pacing, editing, and all those other fun things that you can do.
Werckmeister Harmonies. It reminded me of a cinematic version of some arty, graphic novels that I’ve seen.
Also, someone mentioned Weerasethakul’s Uncle Boonmee Recalls His Past Lives. There’s a section in the film that feels like an homage to La Jetee. I think you would find the film interesting, too.
Cool, way to repeat exactly what I said.
^^Well, that’s pleasant.
That’s amazing that the music was not composed for the film, because the score is fantastic and seems so evocative of the tone of the writing. But I suppose that merely means that Marker knew what he was looking for.
Should I not say anything when a guy is like “someone” said something about this movie, and well, I’ll just repeat exactly what he said as if he simply mentioned it and nothing further…? Kinda weird being disregarded like that, when my words were basically copied. These forums are so fucking bizarre.
Remote — I’m sure no offense was intended, Jazz is not that kind of guy. And I remember your contribution, and who you are. :D
and I caught this one at a film festival last year: Frog in the Well If you find a way to watch it, you should. I think it does what you were saying about taking the concept further.
Cool! Thanks everyone for the recommendations, I will definitely take them up! :)
not really an imitation, but M. Schell was forced to get very creative when making MARLENE, when the great Dietrich refused to be seen on film.
Stylistically, Su Friedrich’s Sink or Swim comes to mind, but I consider Sink or Swim to be even more well done!
Vinil Verde (Green Vinyl), from Kleber Mendonça Filho, a horror short based on a russian fable, made in 2004!
There’s Marker’s own amazing If I had 4 Dromedaries (made between La Jetée and Sans Soleil):