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La jetée

Sans soleil
(DVD - 2007 - French)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
La jetée


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

Awful. Overrated crap.

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

Chris Marker Documentary

"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!" - Youtube user Friday13th1

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