Sunday, April 14, 2013

Criterion on Hulu: La Jetee (1962)

La Jetee movie posterLa Jetee (1962) - Written and Directed by Chris Marker; Starring Jean Negroni, Helene Chatelain, Davos Hanich.

By Kenny Howell

Interesting short film told in still pictures about a man sent back and forth through time to help figure out how to solve the world's problems after World War III.

The film is narrated as the still pictures flash by to tell the story. While I think the gimmick is interesting, I am not sure it really brings anything to the story. You could have told this same story in a more traditional fashion and had the same effect.

Still an interesting exercise in a different way to make a film.

La Jetee is available on Hulu as a part of the Criterion Collection.

Rating: ***

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