This morning Chris Marker passed on. I cannot think of a greater loss to cinema. His films, which we so much about history, memory and loss, will still live on, but are still too far unknown. Sans Soleil may be one of his most well recognized film essays. No matter how many times I watch this or watch it with students, I learn something new. Perhaps, this is because the film feels so predictive. Are brains are being rewired by technology or are we wiring technology to mimic our brains?
There is also his wonderful portrait of Akira Kurosawa presented here in six parts.
oh and what would the internet be without a cat video. Marker was doing those well before YouTube.
(no idea how long these will be on YouTube, so watch ’em now folks)