Friday, November 7, 2008

La Jetée

TCM have scheduled the experimental short movie La Jetée overnight tonight, at 1:15 AM ET. It's a very interesting movie in that it's got almost no motion in it. Instead, it tells its story almost entirely through the use of photographs, with some clever editing to give the appearance of motion.

The story is that a man wakes up after a nuclear war, having an odd memory of a time he was a kid, before the war, standing at an airport, when he sees somebody getting killed. It turns out that, after the nuclear war, there are people experimenting in time travel, drugging their subjects to get them to travel through the past to do their bidding. However, our hero meets a girl he loves, and hopes that he can go back with her to that memory he has from his childhood....

It's a very interesting story, and one that's hard to talk too much about without giving away too much of the plot. If you haven't seen it yet, it's one I can highly recommend.

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