Chris Marker Notes from the Era of Imperfect Memory

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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...

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...

Three Cheers for the Whale

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Over the next two decades, Chris and I spoke on the phone periodically and I attended several of his rare public presentations. In 2007, Jon Miller, president of our mutual distributor Icarus Films, contacted me to see if I would be willing to assist Chris in the making of a new English version of his 1972 film “Vive la Baleine”, a passionate, collage-based essay film on the plight of the whales. Of course, I was honored and immediately said yes. For one whole...

Ghost Cat: Postcards + Exhibitions

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Card 5 of 15Roma, 1956 Chris Marker, Image from Staring BackMay 12-August 12, 2007Exhibition organized by the Wexner Center for the Arts, the Ohio State University FYI, there are two postcard sets by Chris Marker that I know of. This set is from Wexner and is, I believe, out of print. The other is Chris Marker, How a grinning cat visits the HISTORY OF ART, 10 Postcards, Peter Blum Editions. This production, to my knowledge, is also no longer available. I'll see if...

Guillaume, Guillaume, Guillaume…

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Guillaume, Guillaume, Guillaume (The cat named Guillaume) Visiting Chris Marker in Second LifeKatie Rose Pipkin Guillaume iin Second Life — Katie Rose Pipkin He writes; “I’ve understood the visions. Suddenly you’re in the desert the way you are in the night; whatever is not desert no longer exists. You don’t want to believe the images that crop up.” He writes; “And when all the celebrations are over it remains only to pick up all the ornaments — all the accessories...

Jim Jarmusch Met Chris Marker

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Jim Jarmusch From: truthandmovies.tumblr.com There were a lot of things that I couldn’t fit into my recent interview with Jim Jarmusch (which you can read at The Guardian). This is one of them.“I had a great chance to meet Chris Marker, once. I got to go outside of Paris, he was in a little editing room in it, I think? And this guy Anatole Dauman was a big producer, and he said ‘I pay for Chris to have this little editing room, would you like to go visit him, he...

Amitié

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Sandor Krasna, Flikr Amitié | Friendship with the animal kingdom, arguably the source, along with music, of emotional connection in all of Chris Marker's creations. For Marker, ‘things that quicken the heart' always include revered animals, along with music. These are sources of the emotional connection in Chris Marker's creations, a connection which parallels at a deeper level the intellectual activity of resolving word and image. Emotional emblematics works...

The Third Cat

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Dedicated to Guillaume-en-Egypte and thanks to Chris.Marker Machinima by Max Moswitzer 3D Guillaume created by Exosius Woolley Screening at Centre Pompidou on 2. November 2010, Estoril Film Festival on 9. November 2010. Reference: "The Third Man is a 1949 British film noir, directed by Carol Reed and starring Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, Orson Welles and Trevor Howard. It is particularly remembered for its atmospheric cinematography, performances, and musical...

The Cat Wants His Grin Back / Les Chats ne sont plus perchés

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THE CAT WANTS HIS GRIN BACK (LES CHATS NE SONT PLUS PERCHES) from Fabien Dapvril on Vimeo. Another offering at the temple of homages chez chrismarker.tumblr.com, courtesy Cinémathèque française. Full screen recommended. July 29th, 2012. A man crosses the zone. A mysterious street painter with paws without claws, prints in the city, this passage in the offspring. So, let’s talk about Chris Marker. A short documentary by Céline Balandard & Fabien Dapvril. with the...

The Protest of the Grinning Cat

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There's an homage video up on Vimeo that might interest Chris Marker fans. Take a look here: The Protest of the Grinning Cat – In honor of “The Case of the Grinning Cat by M.Chat.Veuille Here's a summary of the video: In 2006, May 1 was chosen by mostly Latino immigrant groups in the United States as the day for the Great American Boycott , a general strike of undocumented immigrant workers and supporters to protest HR 4437, immigration reform...

Chris Marker Notes from the Era of Imperfect Memory
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