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Chris Marker

MIT Press, 2008
258 pages
290 b+w illustrations
ISBN: 9780942299663

La Jetèe, the legendary science fiction film about time and memory after a nuclear apocalypse, was released in 1964 and is considered by many critics to be among the greatest experimental films ever made. Chris Marker composed the postapocalyptic story almost entirely of black-and-white still photographs. It concerns an experiment in recovering and changing the past through the action of memory, yet the film can be read as a poem dominated by a single moving image, which in its context becomes one of the supreme moments in the history of film.

This edition reproduces the film's original images along with the script in both English and French.


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