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Marker, Chris 1921-2012

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La jetée by Chris Marker( Visual )

140 editions published between 1962 and 2016 in French and English and held by 1,543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"La Jetée" was the inspiration for Terry Gilliam's film "Twelve Monkeys" and is almost entirely narrated using black and white stills. After Paris is destroyed in a third world war, the survivors are forced to retreat underground where scientists conduct strange time-travel experiments in an effort to escape to a better past or future. In "Sans Soleil", an unknown woman reads the writings of a cameraman who travels the world to produce a study of "the dreams of the human race"; he is particularly attracted to the two extremes of Japan and Africa, and discusses the images that he creates with the woman
Giraudoux par lui-même; images et textes présentés by Jean Giraudoux( Book )

63 editions published between 1951 and 1991 in French and English and held by 793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sixties by Chris Marker( Visual )

21 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chris Marker's epic film essay on the worldwide political wars of the 60's and 70's: Vietnam, Bolivia, May '68, Prague, Chile, and the fate of the New Left. This sweeping, global contemplation of a defining decade's political history is divided into two parts, each part woven together to describe what Marker has called "scenes of the Third World War."
La jetée : ciné-roman by Chris Marker( Book )

15 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The book version of the legendary science fiction film (1964)"--Publisher description
Le joli mai by Chris Marker( Visual )

36 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A striking look at Paris in the Spring of 1962, a year after the end of the Algerian War and the first time that France was at peace since 1939. The filmmakers interview recently arrived African immigrants as well as longtime Parisians to create a portrait of Paris in the aftermath of two wars. Utilizing his unique interview style, director Chris Marker puts his subjects at ease to such a degree that they appear to welcome his questions, revealing their hopes and anxieties as well as the enormous optimism and possibility of the era. Whether he is interviewing stock brokers outside the Paris bourse, or young lovers, Marker's camera captures the individualism and dignity of the Parisians he encounters. The interviewees include a worker priest who has embraced militant unionism, a salesman who claims that he is a slave to work and money, three sisters from the 16th Arrondissement, and a student from Dahomey. Marker's film captures a bygone era before home movie cameras became widely available, when men and women were unaware of there own image on camera. The resulting innocence and openess captured during the film's interviews is striking from todays vantage point
Sans soleil Sunless by Chris Marker( Visual )

32 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Distinctions between fiction and non-fiction film dissolve in this personal journey through the fabric of Tokyo life, and other points around the world. The images that Marker captures are discussed by an imaginary cameraman via letters to an equally imaginary woman
Loin du Việt-Nam = Far from Vietnam by Chris Marker( Visual )

19 editions published between 1967 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the work of a number of filmmakers who were opposed to the U.S. involvement in Vietnam but to varying degrees and for varying reasons. The fragmentary structure of at least seventeen different sections has been shaped by Marker so that the final effect is quite open-ended and coherent. At the centre is the sense of European impotence in the context of the war
Chris Marker, La jetée by Janet Harbord( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Chats perchés The case of the grinning cat by Chris Marker( Visual )

22 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In November 2001, Chris Marker became intrigued by the sudden appearance of grinning yellow cat paintings on Paris buildings and began to document them, as well as other incidents and protests in the city of Paris while he filmed. The creator is eventually revealed to be an art collective known as Mr. Chat
Le souvenir d'un avenir Remembrance of things to come by Yannick Bellon( Visual )

24 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... codirected by Chris Marker and Bellon's daughter Yannick, uses Bellon's photographs to create a ... historical portrait of the two decades between 1935 and 1955. Leaping back and forth in time, from family portraits of Bellon and her two daughters, to her unique photographic record of pre-war Paris - the first surrealist exhibition, the 1937 Paris World's Fair, the birth of the Cinématheque Française, and the Popular Front, - to images from France's African colonies, the Spanish Civil War, the Second World War and the German Occupation, the images in this ... "cineessays" are complemented by Chris Marker's ... commentary (read by ... Alexandra Stewart), a complex rumination on the interrelations between photography, memory, thought and history."--Cover sheet
L'aveu = Confession by Aleksandr Sokurov( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in French and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on a harrowing true story, the film presents the history of an influential Czechoslovak dignitary who, in the early fifties, was abducted, imprisoned, and interrogated by fellow members of his country's Communist ruling party, their intentions vague, their methods terrifying
Level 5 by Chris Marker( Visual )

29 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"...a hallucinatory visual essay, half documentary, half fiction, on memory, tragedy, and early digital culture. A woman (Catherine Belkodja), haunted by the loss of her lover, works on programming a video game about World War II's Battle of Okinawa. Melding retro-futuristic sci-fi imagery and reflections on traumas in Japanese history into a provocative visual and philosophical puzzle, Level Five 'belongs equally to the past, the present and the future...'"--Container
One day in the life of Andreĭ Arsenʹevich by Chris Marker( Visual )

31 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three songs about motherland: documentary about Russia, situated in three different cities: Komsomolsk-on-Amur in the country's far east, the city of dreams; the metropolis Moscow, the city of sorrow; and the Siberian Khanty-Mansiysk, the city of hope. Respectively speaking, these cities are symbols of the country's past, present and future. The trilogy constitutes a sampling of a country in transition, told in little over 30 minutes
The last Bolshevik by Chris Marker( Visual )

32 editions published between 1934 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the life and work of Russian film director, Alexander Medvedkin, while also giving a broad picture of life in the Soviet Union. Discusses the relation between art and politics in the Soviet Union
Le bonheur ou, l'histoire de l'infortunaté Khmyr, de sa femme-cheval Anna, de son opulent voisin Foka, au dernier kolkhozien fainéant by Alexander Medvedkin( Visual )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in French and English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Happiness: Alexander Medvedkin takes a humorous shot at the Revolution. The film was banned for forty years in Stalinist Russia
Immemory : a cd-rom by Chris Marker( )

18 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Immemory, Chris Marker has used the format of the CD-Rom to create a multi-layered, multimedia memoir. The reader investigates 'zones' of travel, war, cinema, and poetry, navigating through photographs, film clips, music, and text, as if physically exploring Marker's memory itself. The result is a veritable 21st-century Remembrance of Things Past, an exploration of the state of memory in our digital era. With it, Marker has both invented a literary form and perfected it"--Publisher description
Giradoux par lui-même : images et textes by Jean Giraudoux( Book )

3 editions published between 1954 and 1962 in French and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Staring back by Chris Marker( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Any new film and any new book by French filmmaker Chris Marker is an event. Marker gave film lovers one of their most memorable experiences with La Jetée (1962)--a time-travel montage set after a nuclear war that inspired Terry Gilliam's Twelve Monkeys (1995). His still camerawork is not as well known, but Marker has been taking photographs as long as he has been making films. Staring Back presents 200 black-and-white photographs from Marker's personal archives, taken from 1952 to 2006. Some of the photographs are related to his classic films (which include Le Jetée, Sans Soleil, ¡Cuba Si!, and The Case of the Grinning Cat), others are portraits of famous faces (Simone Signoret, Akira Kurosawa), but most are pictures of people Marker has encountered as he has traveled the world (an extra who appeared in Kurosawa's Ran, a woman seen on a street in Siberia). The central section of the book contains a series of photographs documenting political protests Marker has witnessed, including the march on the Pentagon in 1967, the events of May 1968 in Paris, and the tumultuous 2006 demonstrations protesting the French government's proposed employment policies. The photographs are accompanied by several unpublished texts by Marker, including the English language text of The Case of the Grinning Cat and Marker's annotations for some of the photos. The book--which appears in conjunction with an exhibition at the Wexner Center for the Arts at The Ohio State University--also includes essays by Wexner Center curator Bill Horrigan and art historian Molly Nesbit
Passengers by Chris Marker( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The exhibition is comprised of more than two hundred photographs taken by Marker between 2008 and 2010. The series, which is Marker's first in color, are images of passengers traveling on the Paris Métro
A propos du CD-ROM Immemory de Chris Marker by Laurent Roth( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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