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Chris Marker, 1921-2012

We are saddened to hear of the passing of Chris Marker, documentarian, film essayist, and one of the most creative filmmakers in cinema.
"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. Marker's creative use of sound, images and text in his poetic, political and philosophical documentaries made him one of the most inventive of film-makers." —The Guardian
Chris had a passion for film as a medium beyond that of most. You will be missed.
I am heartbroken.
He wrote me: I will have spent my life trying to understand the function of remembering, which is not the opposite of forgetting, but rather its lining. We do not remember, we rewrite memory much as history is rewritten. How can one remember thirst?
So long, Chris Marker…. Let LA JETEE remain his greatest work of all.
So Christopher Nolan gets ~4,000 words and Chris Marker gets a block quote from The Guardian.
Hahaha! Game, set, match.
The cat is gone. But we still have the grin.
He inspired me so much. A real shame, but his films live on!

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