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La Jetée (Paperback) (Chris Darke)

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Chris Marker's La Jetée is 28 minutes long and almost entirely made up of black-and-white still images. Since its release in 1964, this legendary French film – which Marker described as a 'photo-novel' – has haunted generations of viewers and inspired writers, artists and film-makers. Its spiralling time-travel narrative has also influenced many other films, including the Terminator series
and Terry Gilliam's Hollywood 'remake' Twelve Monkeys (1995).

But as Marker rarely gave interviews, little is really known about the origins of La Jetée or the ideas behind it. In this groundbreaking study, Chris Darke draws on rare archival material, including previously unpublished correspondence and production documents, to examine the making of the film. He explores how Marker's only fiction film was influenced both by his early work as a writer and by Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo (1958), and considers how La Jetée's images can be seen to 'echo' throughout Marker's extraordinarily diverse oeuvre.
Number of Pages: 94
Genre: Performing Arts
Series Title: Bfi Film Classics
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Author: Chris Darke
Language: English
Street Date: July 15, 2016
TCIN: 52443963
UPC: 9781844576425
Item Number (DPCI): 248-45-7401
$28.49
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