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La Jetée (1962)
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Summary: Earth lies in ruin after a nuclear war. The few surviving humans begin researching time travel, hoping to send someone back to the pre-war world for food, supplies and maybe a solution to their dire position. One man is haunted by a vague childhood memory that will prove fateful. (imdb)
Country: France
Directed By: Chris Marker
Written By: Chris Marker
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na Orion2221
88
T9
na JulieNewmar
92
T10
na spiderangel
80
T7
na Sane
54
T2
na lippecesar
90
T10
na ave
80
T10
na marsco
83
T9
na lumpnboy
73
T8
na JakeAesthete
94
T10
na Addict
83
T10
na soybomb42
86
T8
na Derekstar
90
T9
na ze_qualquer
85
T9
na peekingpanda
90
T10
na timfduffy
50
T1
na felipetschuk
70
T8
na djw263
83
T10
na DinnyPregs
89
T8
na C12H17N2O4P
85
T10
na burkayadalig
85
T8
a beautiful short "photo-roman" that inspired 12 Monkeys
na hotsake
60
T3
Not bad but highly over rated
na girouxski
93
T10
na Tropolist
96
T10
na Turangalila
100
T8
na rockway250
100
T9
na Veterini
93
T10
na cactusman
92
T9
na uomuni
90
T9
na k8_tr
90
T10
na frederic_g54
85
T9
It's best sometimes not to read too much about a film, before exploring it; La Jetée caught me completely off guard, in good way of course. A story about time travel, society's survival and ultimately human experience, truly spellbinding.
na Zharradan
90
T9
na Nepeta
90
T9
The film being made up almost entirely of still images is most definitely not a simple gimmick but is essential to the film's effect as it both makes what you see seem either like something out of a memory or seem disorientating depending on the context of the scene. Beats out the later adaptation of La Jetee, Gilliam's Twelve Monkeys, with Marker's film being more ambitious, audacious, beautiful, captivating, thought-provoking and dreamlike.
na KeanuGrieves
9
T8
na Laelia
95
T8
na monoglot
90
T10
na gimmefiction
95
T10
na Detox
90
T10
na dusticus
100
T10
na alexandrsaar
85
T9
na mjjoao
60
T4
na wolfe41
86
T8
na BattleToad
85
T8
This is the film upon which 12 Monkeys is based. It's very dark and choppy, but it's also very artful and interesting. Really good!
na Goodshotjohn
100
T10
na superbass
95
T6
na tolga.iregor
7
T6
na eliadorus
9
T8
na furabo
80
T8
na kurisu1974
73
T9
na cosMOAnaut
72
T5
Pretty cool silent movie, but I enjoyed the re-make a lot more.
na Claudio
55
T4
na mfl
81
T10
na syvyys
85
T7
na Filmbrain
90
T9
One of the greatest shorts of all time.
na brosiv
75
T7
na volver
80
T9
na lockeender
77
T4
na Eldred08
90
T9
Much deeper than Twelve monkeys...
na seydakesen
100
T10
na quixote93
80
T9
na alexcucu
100
T8
na Arne-A
100
T10
na senorroboto
88
T9
na madadude
94
T10
na oskarhu
82
T8
na peppert
90
T10
na kastenm
90
T10
na meester
35
T3
na wearhats
96
T10
na puchi
95
T10
na Tjekhov
85
T10
na ggggg1
67
T2
na juan.v
90
T8
na tuddy
77
T7
na ddyment
88
T9
na paulin
91
T9
na maddaddy
90
T8
na Selcuk9
84
T9
na troptard
90
T10
na jcdracula
2
T6
na FlixR8r
74
T8
na Claudius
99
T7
na timoA
80
T4
na iamak
71
T5
na garaibperest
95
T10
na saucerful
90
T10
na bercutio
80
T9
na DesertPunk
83
T9
When your film uses stills, you have to make absolutely sure you get all you can out of them, which Marker accomplishes flawlessly. I'm a sucker for time travel stories anyway, and this is one that handles the genre in a surprisingly simple and innovative way.
na gonzalo
8
T9
na Grouchy
90
T9
na Valenzetti
96
T10
Once I have a better grasp on photography and cinema I'll try to explain exactly how it works. For now, it's enough that it does, and beautifully.
na Dicke_Taube
70
T6
na ailm
70
T9
na sdfkt
100
T10
na JasonKDarby
95
T10
na jeff_v
91
T10
na Deadmarsh
50
T2
Not that interesting honestly, atleast it's short. Inspired Twelve Monkeys (which is way better than this) so some points for that.
na aaronwhat
80
T6
na mfjlefou
100
T10
na cambel
85
T9
na brodiemcleet
70
T5
na Shonak
89
T10
na PabloWeston
90
T7
na FilmDatabase
95
T8
na !nsomn!a
80
T7
na Llopin
100
T10
na AndreasThau
91
T10
Half hour short film. Very apparent that 12 monkeys stole this film's idea, but I wouldn't hold it against Gilliam: after all most films are a copy, more or less. Apart from the great plot, La Jetée has something unique (potential wake-up call for every so-so director): Marker proves (with ease) that the beauty of the cinema can be said in a simple mix of style and voice-over. A storyboard like this and you will never fail. Look for movement; it's there. Plot is everything. Composition likewise.
na Ljusbus
9
T10
na JEbel72
100
T10
na camus
70
T6
na ekxon
86
T8
na cruelclown
95
T10
na HunterKing
82
T6
na Florew
92
T10
na bobyang
95
T10
na MVSCH
0
T1
na Fortuitous
80
T5
na mallamp
95
T10
na PeaceAnarchy
88
T9
The film is entirely still images with a narration, but those images are so effective that it still feels as if you're seeing the action, kind of like when reading a good book you form pictures of what you're reading. Marker gives you some amazing images and an interesting narration while your mind completes the picture for you, it was incredibly effective. The story itself was also quite creative and even though I should have seen it coming, the ending was very good and caught me by surprise.
na ahmed413
90
T10
na Xzlu
4
T4
na lucas M.
100
T10
na IsaacR
9
T9
na overrated
67
T8
na DMCrimson
82
T8
na cristi
95
T8
na drillakiller
80
T9
na saskuaxe
80
T5
na Thoughtgraff
100
T10
Minimal, poetic, and wonderful.
na mjf333
90
T9
na Patryk
60
T3
na Matthew
100
T10
na snallygaster
66
T7
na zheld
85
T8
na fink
100
T10
na skopofil
90
T9
na rfullen
87
T7
na qtpi
8
T9
na matty5190
95
T10
na Kwaidan
86
T10
na Archimboldi
100
T8
na Mr. Mocata
90
T8
na kafkalamak
80
T8
na NoSex
75
T6
na MrsEmmaPeel
75
T5
na jakncoke
86
T9
na tathiel
90
T10
Great story (which btw inspired Terry Gilliam to do '12 Monkeys') with an interesting "film" style. It cannot really be called a moving picture, but rather a filmed graphic novel. However, a very unusual experience. Try it.
na elimpe
85
T9
na bmcguire
85
T9
na dead man
85
T7
na kennybauer
86
T8
na JooJoo
9
T10
In its way, more entertaining and coherent than 12 Monkeys at 1/4 the time.
na fenixdown
77
T6
na Johau
100
T10
na roka
100
T10
na PotemkinFC
81
T10
na baaic
80
T5
na thea70
86
T6
na revjosh
86
T7
na Lepra
75
T7
na holdenc69
68
T7
na Rublev
88
T10
na Frook
70
T6
na MLafer
86
T8
na sam quentin
90
T10
na willowpez
74
T4
na cangogs
81
T8
na Bugsy
85
T9
na KasperL
85
T10
Even though I had already watched 12 Monkeys, this blew me away. One of my short film favorites. Do see it!
na Rick Deckard
94
T10
na tirefeet
2
T7
na mightysparks
70
T9
na benrag
85
T10
na purity
3
T9
na drou7
88
T9
na palimpsest
80
T9
na merkinmuff
75
T6
na monolith94
94
T7
na empire434
78
T8
na cluster
10
T10
na Alex Watkins
90
T9
I don't know how to really explain in depth, but there's something absolutely haunting about the combination of beautiful stills and low-key music. And it's a killer premise for a story, told very efficiently. Causal loops are my shit.
na Not Yuman
50
T6
na kerouac
90
T8
na Edson Abas
90
T10
na Sinister
90
T9
na flounderings
85
T10
na MGC
75
T8
na madderroot
92
T10
na suleymnpeter
85
T8
na bandwich
98
T10
na cbonk2bonk
81
T8
na Dourado1412
80
T8
na oibara
21
T8
na lazynick
100
T10
You've never seen anything like it.
na Magmadiver
90
T9
na Noblet
70
T5
na lostty
85
T10
na vordhosbn
60
T4
na artisover
80
T9
na TJ Ximenez
100
T9
na Holygrail2
96
T10
na somecolder
95
T10
na kokirijazz
4
T6
na zombieman
74
T6
na Zoominee
20
T2
na rublyov
99
T10
na escapistwit
96
T10
na felipelahm
95
T10
Chris Marker's unusual shooting makes this sci-fi short feature one of the best movies of the 60s.
na some_trouble
80
T8
na freqflyer
75
T4
Interesting idea with the still photographs. Overall, highly original.
na AlleyLights2
80
T9
na cclxndr
100
T10
The still images are so bold and honest, holding immense intimacy. Beautiful and memorable stuff.
na jphnc
95
T10
na jsopanen
46
T3
na theguest
90
T10
na WBadger
100
T10
na tasteflex
95
T7
na paparatto
85
T9
na still
50
T2
na torontodog
80
T9
na sebasbuchner
83
T8
na GrandGrommet
8
T8
na juandr
92
T6
na futurememory
87
T9
Time travel at its finest.
na maxrubeo
100
T10
na Fran
80
T8
na aethling
74
T8
na YouRinsane
80
T6
na sofielykke
98
T10
na navidchop
90
T10
pure & complete motion picture ! gripping
na bal3x
90
T10
na Kira
91
T10
na Zaba
99
T10
na umidgurbanov
89
T9
na twill.wave
70
T3
na jwortel
80
T9
na nicholasmcc
80
T9
na DavidNaylor
95
T10
na Zepfanman
88
T6
na honeycuttwc
80
T9
na terrymac
79
T8
na madstork
69
T6
na brandt64
85
T8
A powerful, albeit unusual, method of storytelling. The stills are very effective at setting the mood, but some of them look a little amateurish and there are too many shots of the guy with the mask over his face.
na mockturtle
90
T9
na toffte
61
T7
na contrapunct
99
T7
na beebeedeedop
100
T10
na SirStuckey
85
T9
Probably my favorite short ever, and not just because it was what 12 Monkeys was based on. The style is very unique as it's just photos with music and a voice-over instead of the normal moving cinema. Hearing that you'd think it might detach the viewer, but it's actually incredibly compelling.
na metzcal
88
T9
na margot
100
T10
na georgia sam
90
T10
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