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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