Re: la jettee

From: Philip Hood (email suppressed)
Date: Mon Jul 31 2006 - 06:46:33 PDT

On Mon, 31 Jul 2006, David Tetzlaff wrote:

> The quality on the DVD is fine. AFAIK its only available in PAL. It comes
> in either French or English, but alas the French version has no subtitles.
> I don't like the English narration for La Jettee. It sounds just bored
> rather than existential. There's no way to get it on DVD the way I
> remember it, in French with English subtitles.

I saw this recently in a catalog at the moma:

         La Jetée. 1962.
         Written, directed, and photographed by Chris Marker.
         With Jean Négroni.
         Often billed as a landmark of science fiction,
         Marker's story of menacing governmental experiments
         and time travel is told through a succession of
         still images and clear and chilling narration.
         A rare screening of the original English-language
         version. Courtesy New Yorker Films. 29 min.

has anyone seen this blurb ? Can anyone explain this
in context of the history of the general discussion about
la jetee:

         "the original English-language version."
everyone and their mother talks about how they don't like
"the english language version ..."

also, does anyone know if the version of la jetee that is
on "short 2" is the new yorker provided one, or something
different ?


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