Meditations of memory, ideas evoked the best I’ve seen them. The still images aren’t a gimmick, but serve and effective and distinct purpose. This makes the sole moment of motion in the film transcendent.
Favorite short-film of all times. Thought provoking, ground breaking, experimental and many other things. The narrative and the use of photographs for its development is something out of this world. One of the best stories ever and I can't see how anyone would dislike this short. PLEASE, IF YOU HAVEN'T, GO WATCH IT IMMEDIATELY.
Ottim fotoromanzo che racconta una vicenda semplice ma veramente appassionante e profonda. La messa in scena, senza esagerare, è coinvolgente e ben fatta. La vicenda è veramente interessante e coinvolge molto. La storia d'amore con la ragazza e i viaggi temporali danno profondità al racconto. Regia ottima, che dà ritmo, nonostante lo stile adottato.Fotografie di ottima qualità e colonna sonora studiata veramente bene
Time travel in the garb of Hitchcock's "Vertigo" (a Marker obsession), with an icily spectral Paris turned into a rumination on memory and loss. Oddly for a film so revered for its visual elan, I think it is the perfectly balanced script and mordant score that elevates it into being exceptional. "Here I was born, and there I died. It was only a moment for you; you took no notice."
The tenacity of memory through life or death. La Jetée embraces sci-fi on a very unique way, combining Marker's amazing photography with the magic of static images carrying all of this film's movement. Let's get one thing straight: it moves beautifully, it suggests, it flows. What's memory? What are those ghosts that appear inside us all? And most important: what can we do facing time closely?
A 'photo novel' - I can tell you this now that I've seen one - sits somewhere between a film and a dream, and probably closer to the latter. Still images upon which we impose continuity. It's as much a tribute to our minds as to Marker that the format works so well. His genius is in using it to explore the implications - the fragility of linear time, when the choice, or the privilege, of continuity is threatened.