October 27, 2012
World Day for Audiovisual Heritage

Today is UNESCO World Day for Audiovisual Heritage.

It’s important to keep the past of film alive-

especially in a time when cinema with integrity and real originality has become so rare.

Between now and the end of the year, make a resolution to visit your local cinematheque, or explore the work of a director from the previous century.

In some way, support the history of “the seventh art”: film.

Click for more info on UNESCO World Day for Audiovisual Heritage

September 10, 2012

Two tributes to two great films:


alternate movie posters for Jean-Luc Godard’s Masculin féminin
and François Truffaut’s Jules et Jim.

(If anyone knows who made these, or where to get a copy:
please send me a message.)

July 31, 2012
Chris Marker July 29 1921- July 29 2012
"Chris Marker, an enigmatic figure in French cinema who avoided publicity and was loath to screen his films yet was often ranked with countrymen Alain Resnais and Jean-Luc Godard as an avant-garde master, died at his home in Paris on Sunday, his 91st birthday. Marker, who worked well into his 80s, made more than two dozen films during a six-decade career. Known as a pioneer of the film essay, he was most admired for La Jetee (1962) and Sans Soleil (1983), which explored time, memory and history in an unconventional and evocative style.”

Chris Marker
July 29 1921- July 29 2012

"Chris Marker, an enigmatic figure in French cinema who avoided publicity and was loath to screen his films yet was often ranked with countrymen Alain Resnais and Jean-Luc Godard as an avant-garde master, died at his home in Paris on Sunday, his 91st birthday.

Marker, who worked well into his 80s, made more than two dozen films during a six-decade career. Known as a pioneer of the film essay, he was most admired for La Jetee (1962) and Sans Soleil (1983), which explored time, memory and history in an unconventional and evocative style.”

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November 14, 2011
"Jules et Jim", 1962. Directed by François Truffaut.

"Jules et Jim", 1962. Directed by François Truffaut.

November 14, 2011
L’Année dernière à Marienbad (“Last Year At Marienbad”) - French release poster. Directed by Alain Resnais, 1961.

L’Année dernière à Marienbad (“Last Year At Marienbad”) - French release poster. Directed by Alain Resnais, 1961.

October 21, 2011
Jeanne Moreau on the cover of Sight and Sound (the cinema magazine published by the British Film Institute), 1967. A scene from “The Bride Wore Black” (La Mariée était en noir) directed by François Truffaut.

Jeanne Moreau on the cover of Sight and Sound (the cinema magazine published by the British Film Institute), 1967. A scene from “The Bride Wore Black” (La Mariée était en noir) directed by François Truffaut.

October 21, 2011
Plaisir d'amour en Iran par Agnès Varda

A youtube link to a wonderful short film by Agnès Varda, called “Plaisir d’amour en Iran”.

6 minutes, 1976.

(Source: )

March 21, 2011
Hélène Chatelain in La jetée, 1962. Directed by Chris Marker

Hélène Chatelain in La jetée, 1962. Directed by Chris Marker

February 9, 2011
François Truffaut

François Truffaut

January 25, 2011
Haydée Politoff in La Collectionneuse, 1967. Directed by Eric Rohmer. La Collectionneuse is the fourth film of Rohmer’s “Six Moral Tales”.

Haydée Politoff in La Collectionneuse, 1967. Directed by Eric Rohmer. La Collectionneuse is the fourth film of Rohmer’s “Six Moral Tales”.

January 25, 2011
Haydée Politoff in La Collectionneuse, 1967. Directed by Eric Rohmer. La Collectionneuse is the fourth film of Rohmer’s “Six Moral Tales”.

Haydée Politoff in La Collectionneuse, 1967. Directed by Eric Rohmer. La Collectionneuse is the fourth film of Rohmer’s “Six Moral Tales”.

October 7, 2010
Eddie Constantine and Anna Karina in Alphaville, 1965. Directed by Jean-Luc Godard.

Eddie Constantine and Anna Karina in Alphaville, 1965. Directed by Jean-Luc Godard.

October 3, 2010
Jean Seberg and Jean-Paul Belmondo in Jean-Luc Godard’s À bout de souffle (Breathless), 1960.

Jean Seberg and Jean-Paul Belmondo in Jean-Luc Godard’s À bout de souffle (Breathless), 1960.

October 3, 2010
Photo by Raymond Cauchetier.Jean Seberg on the set of Jean-Luc Godard’s À bout de souffle (Breathless), 1960.

Photo by Raymond Cauchetier.
Jean Seberg on the set of Jean-Luc Godard’s À bout de souffle (Breathless), 1960.

September 13, 2010
Photo by Raymond Cauchetier.Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jean Seberg on the set of Jean-Luc Godard’s À bout de souffle (Breathless), 1960.

Photo by Raymond Cauchetier.
Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jean Seberg on the set of Jean-Luc Godard’s À bout de souffle (Breathless), 1960.