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Harbord, Janet
Chris Marker, La jetée / Janet Harbord
Alternate Title Jetée
London : Afterall Books ; Cambridge, Mass. : Distribution, MIT Press, 2009
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 4th Floor  PN1997.J444 H37 2009    AVAILABLE
Subject Marker, Chris, 1921-2012 -- Criticism and interpretation
Jetée (Motion picture)
Subject(s) Time in motion pictures
Physical Description 110 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 103-110)
Summary Chris Marker's legendary "ciné roman" ("film novel") La Jetée is considered one of the greatest and most influential experimental films of all time. This short film - a postapocalyptic story composed almost entirely of black-and-white still photographs - has been praised by cultural theorists and Netflix subscribers alike. In this illustrated study of La Jetée, Janet Harbord focuses in part on the film's treatment of time - its shifts from a pre-war past to a projected future a further future of the future (each with its own signature images and sound) - arguing that in this way it addresses the nature of consciousness and the simultaneity of time-frames that we inhabit. Harbord moves easily from a close reading of the film to discussions of broader cultural issues, lucidly piecing together the enigma that is La Jetée
Series One work
Alternate Author Marker, Chris, 1921-2012

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