29th July 2012

A true visionary, his heart may have stopped yesterday but is vison will live on for many more years to come. RIP Chris Marker.

‘Marker’s creative use of sound, images and text in his poetic, political and philosophical documentaries made him one of the most inventive of film-makers. They looked forward to what is called “the new documentary”, but also looked back to the literary essay in the tradition of Michel de Montaigne. Marker’s interests lay in transitional societies – “life in the process of becoming history,” as he put it. How do various cultures perceive and sustain themselves and each other in the increasingly intermingled modern world?’

http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2012/jul/30/chris-marker?fb=native&CMP=FBCNETTXT9038

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