Chris Marker Notes from the Era of Imperfect Memory

Cineaste Issue & Icarus Films Flier


Thanks to Cineaste magazine for sending along a copy of their recent issue [Vol. XXXIII No. 4] featuring an illuminating article by Chris Marker: “The Last Bolshevik: Reminiscences of Alexander Ivanovich,” a lead article by Adrian Martin entitled “Chris Marker: Notes in the Margin of His Time,” and Martin’s compiled resources “Some Key Chris Marker Films on DVD (Plus Some Other Works and Resources).”

On the cover is a small Guillaume graphic stating in the perennial thought bubble: INSIDE : A FEW THINGS ABOUT CHRIS MARKER, followed by another one: BUT MAINLY ABOUT ME. This familiar feline figure (a monogram, of sorts) sits above the left shoulder* of Penélope Cruz – not a bad spot.

Cineaste avec Guillaume

Cineaste was nice enough to also include a new glossy sell-sheet from Icarus Films presenting the recent Chris Marker DVD releases, which we’ve taken the liberty of turning into a pdf for download here.

Icarus Films Chris Marker DVDs

More about the Marker article on Alexander Medvedkin soon…

* “‘For, although it has the same shape, the right hand is stronger (fortior) than the left; likewise, the right shoulder is stronger than the left in motion, although the left is stronger for carrying weight; and likewise the right foot is stronger in motion, but the left stronger in standing fixed.'” [Thomas Aquinas, quoted John Freccero, Dante: The Poetics of Conversion [36]

About the author


I was born in a subbasement of the Library of Babel, the son of Arcturus and Sirius B. I grew up among dusty books and metaphysical ideas, thus accounting for the condition of my mind, lungs and eyes. I studied time travel, mnemonics, taxonomy, medieval arabic astronomy, neo-platonism, hermetics, galactic linguistics, dakiniscript and the works of Borges, Montaigne, Pascal, Giordano Bruno, Erasmus, Christian Rosencreutz, Padmasambhava, Ramon Llull, Pico and Ficino and R. Steiner. I spent a year on academic scholarship at the Hall of Akashic Records studying etheric taxonomics and a summer at the Forum des Images studying the visual work of Guillaume d'Egypte. Currently, I work with Oromasis, Prince of Flames and his retinue of Salamanders cleaning up the world wide web with fire.


Chris Marker Notes from the Era of Imperfect Memory


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