Chris Marker's Lost Futures
At once unsentimentally au courant and fixated on that past, Chris Marker was the Janus of world cinema. His unclassifiable documentaries treat memory as the stuff of science fiction, a notion he shared with his early associate Alain Resnais. Hardly a Luddite, Marker thrived on technological paradox. A half-hour succession of still images evoking motion pictures as time travel, *La Jetée*, his most generally known work, could have been made for Eadweard Muybridge’s nineteenth-century zoopraxiscope.
August 23, 2012