La Jetée

La Jetée

I remember seeing this a few years back in one of my undergraduate courses and being completely caught off-guard by it. On re-watch it loses some of its power knowing what's coming at the end, but the still photography remains stunning, capturing a future world that feels lived in and authentic. I had forgotten that Mark captures a few seconds of moving image which are lovely and unexpected. Reminds me of the the sequence in "Eyes Without a Face" where we suddenly switch to still images for the description of a deteriorating medical condition, but in reverse. I still have no idea how to grade short films so it'll remain gradeless until I devise a system, but I really like this one.

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