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By Chris Darke

Chris Marker's La Jetée is 28 mins lengthy and nearly totally made of black-and-white nonetheless photographs. due to the fact that its unencumber in 1964, this mythical French movie – which Marker defined as a 'photo-novel' – has haunted generations of audience and encouraged writers, artists and film-makers. Its spiralling time-travel narrative has additionally inspired many different movies, together with the Terminator series
and Terry Gilliam's Hollywood 'remake' Twelve Monkeys (1995).

But as Marker infrequently gave interviews, little is de facto identified in regards to the origins of La Jetée or the guidelines at the back of it. during this groundbreaking research, Chris Darke attracts on infrequent archival fabric, together with formerly unpublished correspondence and construction files, to ascertain the making of the movie. He explores how Marker's simply fiction movie used to be stimulated either by way of his early paintings as a author and via Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo (1958), and considers how La Jetée's photos will be obvious to 'echo' all through Marker's terribly assorted oeuvre.

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