Chris Marker La Jet�e

ISBN-10: 1846380480
ISBN-13: 9781846380488
Edition: 2009
Authors: Janet Harbord
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Description: Chris Marker's legendary "cine roman"("film novel") La Jeteeis considered one of the greatest and most influential experimental films of all time. This short filma postapocalyptic story composed almost entirely of black-and-white still  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Afterall Publishing
Publication date: 4/3/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 112
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638

Chris Marker's legendary "cine roman"("film novel") La Jeteeis considered one of the greatest and most influential experimental films of all time. This short filma postapocalyptic story composed almost entirely of black-and-white still photographshas been praised by cultural theorists and Netflix subscribers alike. In this illustrated study of La Jetee,Janet Harbord focuses in part on the film's treatment of timeits 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 Jetee. One Work series Distributed for Afterall Books

Janet Harbord is the author of The Evolution of Film and Film Cultures. She is a Reader in Film and Screen Media at Goldsmiths College, London. Chris Marker (born in 1921) is one of French cinema's most influential artists.

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