Staring Back

Staring Back

by Chris Marker
     
 

ISBN-10: 0262083655

ISBN-13: 9780262083652

Pub. Date: 09/30/2007

Publisher: MIT Press

Any new film and any new book by French filmmaker Chris Marker is an event. Marker gave film lovers one of their most memorable experiences with
La Jetée (1962) -- a time-travel montage set after a nuclear war that inspired Terry Gilliam's Twelve Monkeys (1995). His still camerawork is not as well known, but Marker has been taking

Overview

Any new film and any new book by French filmmaker Chris Marker is an event. Marker gave film lovers one of their most memorable experiences with
La Jetée (1962) -- a time-travel montage set after a nuclear war that inspired Terry Gilliam's Twelve Monkeys (1995). His still camerawork is not as well known, but Marker has been taking photographs as long as he has been making films. Staring Back presents 200
black-and-white photographs from Marker's personal archives, taken from 1952 to
2006. Some of the photographs are related to his classic films (which include
Le Jetée, Sans Soleil, ¡Cuba Si!, and The Case of the Grinning Cat), others are portraits of famous faces (Simone Signoret,
Akira Kurosawa), but most are pictures of people Marker has encountered as he has traveled the world (an extra who appeared in Kurosawa's Ran, a woman seen on a street in Siberia). The central section of the book contains a series of photographs documenting political protests Marker has witnessed, including the march on the
Pentagon in 1967, the events of May 1968 in Paris, and the tumultuous 2006
demonstrations protesting the French government's proposed employment policies. The photographs are accompanied by several unpublished texts by Marker, including the
English language text of The Case of the Grinning Cat and
Marker's annotations for some of the photos. The book -- which appears in conjunction with an exhibition at the Wexner Center for the Arts at The Ohio State
University -- also includes essays by Wexner Center curator Bill Horrigan and art historian Molly Nesbit.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262083652
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
09/30/2007
Pages:
165
Product dimensions:
11.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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