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La jetée

Sans soleil
(DVD - 2007 - French)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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La jetée: An unnamed man experiments with time travel, in hopes of finding a solutions to the problems of his post-apocalyptic home era. Narrated almost entirely using black-and-white still photographs. Sans soleil: Actress Alexandra Stewart reads and comments on the letters she receives from (fictional) Sandor Krasna, a world-traveling freelance cameraman. Explores the immense diversity of the human species and its differing societies.
Title: La jetée
Sans soleil
[videorecording]
Publisher: [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, c2007
Edition: Guillame-approved special ed. widescreen presentation
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (130 min.) :,sd., b&w and col. ;,4 3/4 in
Notes: "Two films by Chris Marker"--Container
Special features: video interviews with filmmaker Jean-Pierre Gorin (from 2005); "Chris on Chris" (a video piece on Marker by writer Chris Darke, 10 min.); two excerpts from the French TV series "Court-circuit (le magazine)" directed by Luc Lagier (a 2 min. long look at David Bowie's 1993 music video for "Jump they say", which was inspired by "La jetée" & a 9 min. long analysis of Alfred Hitchcock's "Vertigo" and its influence on Marker)
"Enhanced for 16:9 televisions" -- Disc label
Number of discs, special features, and language options may vary by copy
Contents: La jetée (1963, 27 min.) / Argos-Films présente ; avec la participation du Service de la Recherche de la R.T.F. ; un photo-roman de Chris Marker
Sans soleil = Sunless (1983, 103 min.) / conception and editing, Chris Marker
Summary: La jetée: An unnamed man experiments with time travel, in hopes of finding a solutions to the problems of his post-apocalyptic home era. Narrated almost entirely using black-and-white still photographs.
Sans soleil: Actress Alexandra Stewart reads and comments on the letters she receives from (fictional) Sandor Krasna, a world-traveling freelance cameraman. Explores the immense diversity of the human species and its differing societies.
ISBN: 193412155X
9781934121559
Branch Call Number: DVD Foreign JETEE
Credits: La jetée: Editing, Jean Ravel ; music by Trevor Duncan.
Performers: ["Cast for La jetée: Hélène Chatelain, Davos Hanich, Jacques Ledoux, André Heinrich, Jacques Branchu ; narrated by Jean Negroni.<br/>", "Sans soleil: Letters read by Alexandra Stewart.<br/>"]
System Details: DVD, region 1; Dolby digital mono
Other Language: French or English soundtracks , with optional English subtitles
Subtitled for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
Subject Headings: Time travel Drama Photographers Drama
Genre/Form: Experimental films
Short films
Science fiction films
Feature films
Documentary-style films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Topical Term: Time travel
Photographers
French language edition
Publisher No: CC1694D Criterion Collection
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This experimental film was the inspiration for '12 Monkeys.' An unnamed man attempts time travel in hopes of finding a solutions to the problems of his post-apocalyptic home era.


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Jul 15, 2013
  • nptphoto rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Awful. Overrated crap.

Nov 20, 2012
  • yumsushi rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

La jetee is definitely the most interesting of the two features. I can definitely see how it inspired 12 Monkeys. It was a little slow but the ending was great.

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Mar 03, 2010
  • hollya rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Chris Marker Documentary

&quot;A 10 min doc in English about unique French director Chris Marker, the man behind 'La Jetée' and 'Sans Soleil' aka. 'Sunless'. Includes Michael Shamberg and Terry Gilliam interviews. Enjoy!&quot; - Youtube user Friday13th1

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