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Chris Marker (The Impossible Book) by Maroussia Vossen

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Andrew Castillo has translated Maroussia Vossen's book Chris Marker (Le Livre impossible) into English. Below you can find the PDF of the file. Many thanks to Mr. Castillo for his work on this important book. Vossen's book was highlighted in an earlier post. Castillo's blog is called “The Fate of Explanations,” and the article “Translation—Chris Marker (The Impossible Book) (2016),” published from June 17, 2020, Below is the text that...

Icelandic Happiness

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The image of happiness from Sans Soleil — Án sólar in Icelandic This morning, I received an email from Quentin Darcq alerting me to the presence of a video from Icelandic television on vk.com called “Исландское TV о поиске трёх сестёр из “Без солнца” (which translates as “Icelandic TV about the search for three sisters from Sans Soleil“). The post's author is named Крис Маркер (“Chris Marker”). My thanks go out to Quentin...

L’Attrapeur d’images by Alexandre Kha

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L'Attrapeur d'images — Alexandre Kha

Copyright © 2009 Éditions Tanibis. Published by Tanibis at www.tanibis.net. Tanibis is located at ÉDITIONS TANIBIS, 19 rue Francis Chirat, 69100 Villeurbanne, France. tél. : +(0)9 51 23 31 88 Correspondence can be directed to: editions@tanibis.net. Alexandre Kha is also the author of Le Théorème funeste, Le Sortilège de la femme-automate, Les Nuits rouges du théâtre d’épouvante. Les...

Letter From Marker: A Video Essay

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A video essay by Luís Azevedo using the words filmmaker Chris Marker spoke about himself to tell his story. For the accompanying text, visit the Notebook: mubi.io/2utLQvM. In 1958, after watching LETTRE DE SIBÉRIE (1957), André Bazin wrote that Marker’s first feature film resembles nothing hitherto seen in documentary films: “The important word is ‘essay,’ understood in the same sense that it has in literature – an essay at once historical and political, written by...

Re-Imagining Sans Soleil

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Sans Soleil re-imagined. Japanese girls strolls the world.

The painting is the work of moonywolf and is titled “ville sans soleil.” It was published to Deviant Art originally. Moonywolf can be found at www.deviantart.com/moonywolf. Her portfolio is absolutely stunning, extending from delicate line drawings to world-building on a level of a C.S. Lewis or a J.R.R. Tolkein. There is a definite Japanese flavor to her work that aligns it all the more with the sensibilities of Chris Marker, so it is fitting she chose to invent...

Vertiginous Hauntings: The Ghosts of Vertigo Published

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While the initial reception of Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo (1958) was unspectacular, it made its presence felt in a host of other films–from Chris Marker’s Sans Soleil (1983) to Brian De Palma’s Obsession (1976), and David Lynch’s Mulholland Drive (1999). What seemed to have eluded the critics at the time is that Vertigo is a film about being haunted: by illusive images, turbulent emotions, motion and memory, the sound and feeling of falling into the past, into a...

L’Héritage de la chouette: Dialogues choisies Published

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It all started on June 25, 1987. The project of a television program dedicated to Greek culture had just crystallized. We had before us the specter which haunts the continents of cultural documentaries, and which Chekhov has formulated for eternity: say things that intelligent people already know and that imbeciles will never know… It was Jean-Pierre Vernant who had the idea of ​​the banquet, and of this conversation without borders. The large amphitheater of the...

Overnight by Chris Marker

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I had overlooked this addition to the still-live Kosinki YouTube account that Chris Marker assembled near the end of his life. This video is a stark presentation without commentary of photographs of London shops after a riot, rioters throwing objects, trashed businesses with police "Do Not Cross" signs, broken windows in a Hi-Fi store... It's a story told in the timeless Before and After mode, though how Marker was able to capture the Before images is a great...

Jean-Pierre Gorin reflects the mirror house of Sans Soleil

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From describing visits to Krazy Katovich Chris Marker's atelier to a wide-ranging, associative reflection on Sans Soleil, Jean-Pierre Gorin travels through the cuts, sequences, illusions, allusions, sign-systems, methodology, non-methodology, historical moments from Sei Shōnagon to Rousseau to the very present NOW of a baby Martian girl learning the rituals of this planet.

Dreamtime Zone Library — CM Livres

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A Wunderkammer gallery of books by, on or adjacent to Chris Marker. As Bellour has said, Marker was as much an écrivain as a regisseur., and he has inspired much additional writing. From Le Coeur net to Passengers, from A Farewell to Movies to Owls at Noon, from Petite Planète to ZOO, from le livre impossible to Untimely Affects, from Maspero to Bellour, from Gautier to Keeney, from Darke to Lambert, from Susan Howe to Mars, from Montaigne to Morel...

Chris Marker Notes from the Era of Imperfect Memory
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