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Chris Marker’s Owl’s Legacy Coming to DVD in English Version

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Chris Marker’s The Owl’s Legacy According to amazon.com’s page on this new DVD: “This title will be released on November 13, 2018.” Below is a fantastic summary of the different ‘chapters’ of the work, as presented by Icarus Films. Directed by enigmatic and brilliant documentary essayist Chris Marker, THE OWL’S LEGACY is an intellectually agile, engaging, and sometimes biting look at ancient Greece, its influences on...

Greek-Subtitled Heritage of the Owl Taken Down

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The Daughter's Owl

I received a note that left the fog of regret and irony lingering in the back of my mind these last weeks… Chris Marker’s epic 13 part television series L’ Héritage de la chouette / The Owl’s Legacy (1989) was translated recently into a version with Greek subtitles and posted to YouTube. So far so good – all assembled (and recently released on DVD), together they become a beautiful kind of living curriculum about ancient Greece, gathering experts from there and in...

An Owl is an Owl is an Owl

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From Chris Marker’s collection Bestiaire aka Petit Bestiaire (1990), consisting of three ‘video haikus’:
Chat écoutant la musique – 2:47 min, color, sound
An Owl is an Owl is an Owl – 3:18 min, color, sound
Zoo Piece – 2:42 min, color, sound

Plato’s Cave as Kino: Owl’s Legacy Excerpt & Becoming Imperceptible

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The blog Found Objects notes the current availability of a clip from Chris Marker’s The Owl’s Legacy: An extract from Chris Marker’s TV series on the culture of ancient Greece, The Owl’s Legacy, featuring contributions from Iannis Xenakis, George Steiner, Cornelius Castoriadis and Elia Kazan. Recently unearthed from obscurity as part of the Otolith Group’s room at Tate Britain for the Turner Prize. As the Otolith Group write in their...

Wexner now offering Owls at Noon

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Chris Marker: Owls at Noon Prelude: The Hollow Men
Chris Marker, Adrian Martin, Raymond Bellour
Institute of Modern Art, Australia
A heavily illustrated study of French filmmaker Chris Marker’s portentous video installation Owls At Noon Prelude: The Hollow Men, with essays by Adrian Martin and renowned French film theorist Raymond Bellour. Introduced by Robert Leonard.

The Owl’s Legacy: Filmnotes @ PFA

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The Owl’s Legacy Chris Marker (France, 1989) Parts 1, 2 and 3 (L’héritage de la chouette). Athena’s Owl “He must have been a royal pain in the ass. It’s just unbearable to have a man like that in a city.” This is how George Steiner describes Socrates in one of the many provocative moments in Chris Marker (Sans Soleil)’s latest “cultural documentary,” a television series based on Greek culture and its rich, often...

Owls At Noon Book Published

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Chris Marker: Owls At Noon Prelude: The Hollow Men The Institute of Modern Art in Brisbane, Australia has published a volume entitled Chris Marker: Owls At Noon – Prelude: The Hollow Men. Their site offers the following description: A heavily illustrated study of French filmmaker Chris Marker’s portentous video installation Owls At Noon Prelude: The Hollow Men, with essays by Adrian Martin and renowned French film theorist Raymond Bellour, introduced by...

Owls at Noon

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Prelude: The Hollow Men April 27–June 13, 2005 Museum of Modern Art New York City “OWLS AT NOON, night birds in the day, things, objects, images that don’t belong, and yet are there. Leaflets, postcards, stamps, graffiti, forgotten photographs, frames stolen from the continuous and senseless flow of TV stuff (what I’d call the Duchamp syndrome: once I’ve spotted 1/50th of a second that escaped everybody, including its author, this 1/50th of...

Raymond Bellour, «L’Archiviste»

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Chris Marker - Cinematheque catalogue

CHRIS MARKER, Catalog, © Cinémathèque française, 2018, 104-109 Parmi les mots qu’on accumule allègrement pour qualifier le génie protéiforme de Chris Marker (romancier, essayiste, éditeur, critique, cinéaste, vidéaste, dessinateur, artiste multimedia, musicien même), il en est un qui manque, et serait la condition de tous les autres: archiviste. Marker en a peut-être suggéré la règle, en passant, comme il fait toute chose, au début de l’acte IV de Sans...

Chris Marker’s Reindeer Commercial

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Chris Marker Raindeer animation stop motion

Happy Holidays.

"Although the use of drawings, photographs, or other still images within a film became more common with the films of Jean-Luc Godard in the mid-1960s, the use of animated techniques was still rather rare for this period. Chris Marker’s use of animation techniques was therefore rather unique for an art film of this time. The lack of discussion of animation within Marker’s works, then, is a curious omission."

Science and Life by Chris Marker

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Translation © Sophie Kovel, 2018.Original:  “La Science et la vie”, Esprit (Mai 1948), 472.  SCIENCE AND LIFE. At present, a strange publication is circulating in bookshops. It’s called the Encyclopaedia Da Costa, section VII, volume II, and in a very encyclopedic fashion, it starts abruptly on the top left of the first page with “inexplicable festations” that suggest an infinity of preliminary definitions, and ends with the...

CHRIS MARKER – The Cinémathèque Catalog

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Chris Marker - Cinematheque catalogue

Publisher: Cinémathèque française, 2018ISBN: 978-2-330-01569-5 Direction d’ouvrage: Raymond Bellour, Jean-Michel Frodon et Christine Van AsscheEn collaboration avec Florence Tissot Editeur: David Lestringant Table of Contents Chronologie Florence Tissot Introduction Raymond Bellour, Jean-Michel Frodon et Christine Van Assche I – Ouverture Florence Delay — L’invention de Marker II — Guerre, après-guerre Jean Michel Frodon — 1939-1946, fragments...

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