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158 - La Jetee - A masterpiece and only 27 mins 
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Post 158 - La Jetee - A masterpiece and only 27 mins
Chris Marker is unknown to most of us - but in 1962 he created a 27 minute movie consisting of still photographs.

Its postulates the ending of world war 3 and people living under Paris needing to send a time traveller in search of stuff

I think it may be a masterpiece

I watched it twice tonight and then ploughed through the extras on the Criterion disc

Of couse I'm fascinated by the proposed links to Vertigo, though i'm ashamed to have missed them upon first viewing.

Here is a great movie that's 27 mins long

Rob


Mon Dec 20, 2010 1:29 am
Post Re: 158 - La Jetee - A masterpiece and only 27 mins
Yeah, it is very good. I've heard good things about Sans Soleil as well, which is also by Marker. 12 Monkeys, while far from flawless, is a fairly entertaining and interesting expansion of La Jetee.


Mon Dec 20, 2010 11:34 pm
Post Re: 158 - La Jetee - A masterpiece and only 27 mins
MGamesCook wrote:
Yeah, it is very good. I've heard good things about Sans Soleil as well, which is also by Marker. 12 Monkeys, while far from flawless, is a fairly entertaining and interesting expansion of La Jetee.


Hey there
Sans Soleil is on the same disc so I'll be watching that soon.
At 27 mins this is a small investment of time for an unforgettable experience

I did some decorating today and this was on my mind all day
Rob


Mon Dec 20, 2010 11:39 pm
Post Re: 158 - La Jetee - A masterpiece and only 27 mins
La Jetee was a real revelation. It's the first short film that for me qualified as art. The word "haunting" gets thrown around a lot and most of the time it's undeserved. La Jetee will haunt you. There's no better way to put it.


Tue Dec 28, 2010 3:16 pm
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