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International sections => Monstrous French => Topic started by: Jake on December 01, 2011, 02:45:26 pm

Title: La jetée (1962)
Post by: Jake on December 01, 2011, 02:45:26 pm
J'adore ce film. Naturellement, j'aime Twelve Monkeys aussi, mais ce n'est ... spéciaux.

"...Terre se trouve en ruine après une guerre nucléaire. Les rares survivants humains commencer à rechercher un voyage dans le temps, en espérant renvoyer quelqu'un dans le monde d'avant-guerre pour la nourriture, des fournitures et peut-être une solution à leur situation désespérée. Un homme est hanté par un souvenir d'enfance vagues qui se révélera fatal..."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RntbEaJkzR8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RntbEaJkzR8)
Title: Re: La jetée (1962)
Post by: Loki on December 02, 2011, 01:59:11 pm
Je l'ai jamais vu .... ca a l'air bien ...
Title: Re: La jetée (1962)
Post by: Jake on April 06, 2012, 05:20:36 pm
J'ai changé le lien parce que la vidéo précédente a été supprimée par YouTube. (Cette version est sous-titré en anglais, d'ailleurs.)

There is also a version which has been overdubbed in English, although it is much more atmospheric in the original French.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WfEV2OTvjw (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WfEV2OTvjw)

For English readers:
"The movie that inspired Terry Gilliam's 12 Monkeys, Chris Marker's La jetée is a landmark of science-fiction filmmaking, a 28-minute masterpiece told almost entirely in still frames. Set in a post-apocalyptic near-future, it tells the story of an unnamed man whose vivid childhood recollections make him the perfect guinea pig for an experiment in time travel. After a lengthy and nightmarish period of conditioning, he is sent into the past, where he falls in love with a woman whom he once saw on a pier. At the experiment's conclusion, he is visited by an advanced race, who offer him the opportunity to journey into their future world, but he instead requests that they send him permanently into the past, where he can remain with the woman of his dreams. A singular experience."

In a reversal of today's filmmaking, this was a moving picture which attempted to emulate a frame-by-frame "comic book" style, rather than the current crop of comic books turned movies.