Tuesday, June 26, 2007

La Jetee and Sans Soleil

Criterion Collection is releasing La Jetee and Sans Soleil today. I believe this is the first packaging of La Jetee with another Marker film. Previous versions were with Alphaville or in my case a cruddy a VHS tape. If you are unfamiliar with Marker this is a great place to start.

I'm excited to see this again after so long especially now that we have the Road and Children of Men context to compare this Cold War era apocalyptic vision. But beyond that, it is a marvelous use of the still image as cinema.


Anonymous said...

I hear if you watch _La Jetee_ and start playing Tortoise's version of "La Jetee" just when the MGM lion roars, some crazy ass shit will happen. CJF

highlowbetween said...

I've heard you get transported to some loft in Chicago circa 1995 - crazy man