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Uniform Title Jetée (Motion picture)
Title La jetée [videorecording] / Argos-Films présente ; avec la participation du Service de la Trouvaille de la R.T.F. ; un photo-roman de Chris Marker. Bez" soln︠t︡sa = Sun less = Sans soleil / Argos-Films ; Anatole Dauman proposes ; conception and editing, Chris Marker.
Published [Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, c2007.
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Description 1 videodisc (130 min.) : sd., b&w and col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (44 p. : col., ill. ; 18 cm.)
Series Criterion collection ; 387
Criterion collection ; 387.
Credits La jetée: montage [editing], Jean Ravel ; musique de Trevor Duncan.
Sans soleil: electronic sounds, Michel Krasna ; song, Arielle Dombasle ; still photography, Martin Boschet, Roger Grange ; special effects, Hayao Yamaneko.
Note La jetée originally produced in 1963; Sans soleil in 1982.
Theatrical distribution rights held by Janus Films.
Extras: video interview with filmmaker Jean-Pierre Gorin; Chris on Chris; two excerpts from the French TV series Court-circuit (le magazine), directed by Luc Lagier: the first, a look at David Bowie's music video for Jump They Say, inspired by La Jetee; the second, an analysis of Hitchcock's Vertigo and its influences on Marker ; new high-definition digital transfers ; new and improved English subtitle translations. Booklet contains the essays "Memory's apostle: Chris Marker, 'La jetée', and 'Sans soleil'" by Catherine Lupton, "The Pathéorama" by Chris Marker, "This is the story" by Catherine and Andrew Brighton, "Rare Marker: An interview" by Samuel Douhaire and Annick Rivoire, "Notes on filmmaking" by Chris Marker, and three unattributed essays, "On 'Sans Soleil, '" "The names of 'Sans Soleil, '" and "Racine/Eliot."
Contents La jetée. Orly, Sunday -- Paris, soon afterwards -- Survivors -- Guinea pig -- Tenth day -- Thirtieth day -- New tests -- Around the fiftieth day -- Future -- Orly, Sunday (27 min. ; 1963); Special features: Jean-Pierre Gorin [featurette] (22 min.); Chris on Chris [featurette] (10 min.); On "Vertigo" [featurette] (9 min.); David Bowie's "Jump They Say" [featurette] (2 min.).
Sans soleil. Happiness -- Banalities -- Emus and cats -- Rewriting memory -- "Things that quicken the heart" -- Return to Tokyo -- Memory box -- Sacred signs -- Animism -- Guinea-Bissau -- Hachiko -- Politics -- Baby Martians -- Dreams -- Tokyo scored -- Death -- History -- Impossible memory -- "Sunless" -- Okinawa -- Island of Sal -- January in Tokyo -- "The Zone" -- End credits -- Color bars (103 min. ; 1982); Jean-Pierre Gorin [featurette] (18 min.).
System Reqs DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby digital mono; widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 1.66:1, enhanced for 16:9 widescreen televisions.
Performer La jetée: Récitant (narrator), Jean Negroni; Hélène Chatelain, Davos Hanich, Jacques Ledoux, André Heinrich, Jacques Branchu, Pierre Joffroy, Etienne Becker, Philbert von Lifchitz, Ligia Borowcyk, Janine Klein, Bill Klein, Germano Faccetti.
Sans soleil: Sandor Krasna's letters were read by Alexandra Stewart (English version) and Florence Delay (French version).
Summary La jetée: While at the Orly Airport observation deck, a boy sees a man shot. Shortly afterwards World War III breaks out and Paris is destroyed by nuclear weapons. As one of the survivors, the now grown man is chosen as part of an experiment in time travel because he has a strong grasp on a moment in the past--the image of the man being shot at the airport. He is successfully sent back in time. But once in the past, he falls in love with a girl, and defies orders to return and be with her.
Sans soleil: This film addresses the themes of time, space, and geography. An unknown woman reads letters she has received from Sandor Krasna, a world-traveling freelance cameraman. The epigraphs Marker has chosen illuminate his purpose. The French version is by Racine "L'éloignement de pays répare en quelque sorte la trop grand proximité des temps." This is balanced by this quotation from Eliot in the English version, "Because I know that time is always time / And place is always and only place / And what is actual is actual only for one time / And only for one place."
Language In French or dubbed English with optional subtitles in English; optional SDH in English.
Subject Time travel -- Drama.
Photographers -- Drama.
Travel -- Drama.
Travelers' writings -- Drama.
Africa -- Drama.
Japan -- Drama.
Genre Motion pictures, French.
Experimental films.
Science fiction films.
Documentary-style films.
Fiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Short films.
Feature films.
Related Names Marker, Chris, 1921-2012. Director. Film editor.
Dauman, Anatole, 1925-1998. Producer.
Duncan, Trevor. Composer.
Négroni, Jean. Narrator.
Chatelain, Hélène. Actor.
Hanich, Davos. Actor.
Ledoux, Jacques. Actor.
Heinrich, André, 1923- Actor.
Stewart, Alexandra. Actor.
Delay, Florence, 1941- Actor.
Gorin, Jean-Pierre. Commentator.
Janus Films.
Argos Films.
Office de radiodiffusion-télévision française. Service de la recherche.
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Alternate Title Bez" soln︠t︡sa
Sun less
Note Title on container: Two films by Chris Marker : La Jetée/Sans Soleil
Related Titles Sans soleil (Motion picture)
ISBN 193412155X
Standard # 715515023924
Publisher # CC1694D Criterion Collection
OCLC number 122942659