Monthly Archives: April 2011

Sans Soleil

Extremely clever but very confusing! Sans Soleil was directed by Chris Marker and released in 1983. Told by an unaccredited narrator, Marker creates a film that is, literally, out of its element. The film is in no way chronological; rather … Continue reading

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Sans Soleil

Sans Soleil may be the single most confusing film I have ever seen.  The string of images put together is supposed to convey a message/theme of memory throughout the film–the only thing the film conveyed to me was confusion.  I … Continue reading

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Sans Soleil

Sans Soleil is a very interesting film made by French filmmaker Chris Marker.  As intriguing as many arguments are as well as the images that accompany it, it is a very hard film to follow and at times made me … Continue reading

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Blog Response #3 : Sans Soleil

Wow. This movie is extremely unique compared to other foreign films that I have watched, which have included many Czech movies, for if you haven’t watched any, can be completely bizarre, nonetheless visual mindbending masterpieces. Not that I can say that this is a bad movie, … Continue reading

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Sans Soleil (1983)

So In class we watched Sans Soleil (1983), an essay documentary experimental film. This film was so hard to follow but based on what I saw the two main places that the film was set in was Africa and Japan. … Continue reading

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Sans Soleil

Sans Soleil is a very different type of film.  I was very confused and tried my hardest to follow along.  Some parts were hard to swallow especially the parts about Japan and animal pornography.  That was very hard to watch.  … Continue reading

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Sans Soleil 1983

     I found the film to be very interesting in how the director cleverly used juxtaposed images to make a connection for memory.  This can clearly be seen towards the beginning of the film. The film starts with a black screen … Continue reading

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Sans Soleil

Sans Soleil is a film directed by Chris Marker and is by far the most confusing film I’ve watched in class so far. Marker uses seemingly unconnected people and places and puts them all together in this film with an … Continue reading

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Sans Soleil

A large amount of Chris Marker’s Sans Soleil unclear and images seemed random at times. The film goes back and forth with two main locations, Japan and Africa. Both cultures are explored and some interesting facts are shed light upon. … Continue reading

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Film Response #3: Sans Soleil

Chris Marker’s essay film, Sans Soleil (1983) was by far the most frustrating movie I have ever watched in my life.  I tried to understand it, but many times I would lose track of what was going on.  We mentioned … Continue reading

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Sans Soleil

When I think about the topic of memories in Sans Soleil, my brain hurts. To try to dissect Sans Soleil is truly painful. But I think that there are two types of memory that stuck out to me from watching … Continue reading

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Sans Soleil

Sans Soleil is a documentary film about Japanese people.  It show their living and A unique meditation on time, memory and place from French filmmaker Chris Marker, this nonlinear essay fuses the poetic narration of an unseen woman with kaleidoscopic … Continue reading

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Film Response 3: Sans Soleil

Sans Soleil, directed by Chris Marker, is one of the most complex and confusing films I have ever seen. “A unique meditation on time, memory and place… this nonlinear essay fuses the poetic narration of an unseen woman with kaleidoscopic … Continue reading

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I have no words for Sans Soleil

I honestly couldn’t take this film anymore. Out of all the films that we’ve watched so far, this film has taken the cake/honorary award for most confusing film. I literally could not follow what was going on here with this … Continue reading

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Chris Marker’s Sans Soleil

Chris Marker’s film, Sans Soleil, is an essay film that is meant for what the images stand for not what is literally being shown. As Carol Mavor states it, this film’s beauty lies within its blackness. The film begins with … Continue reading

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Sans Soleil (1983)

What I noticed in this film is that it keeps comparing Guinea-Bissau to Japan.  Times where this is definitely showed are during the long takes of each country’s festival.  I thought about how at first thought these countries are so … Continue reading

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Sans Soleil: An Essay Film

Chris Marker’s Sans Soleil is definitely one of the most confusing and unique films I have ever watched. While watching this film in class, I often found myself asking, “what is this really all about?” The two themes that Marker … Continue reading

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Sans soleil

Indirectly, a scene that recalls memory in Chris Markers Sans soleil is the first mention and imagery of the cat at the temple in Tokyo. The narrator recalls his memory, the audience sees his memory though the words and images … Continue reading

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Sans Soleil

MOST CONFUSING MOVIE I HAVE EVER SEEN! Throughout the entire time of watching this movie I was searching for some sort of plot or main idea. I went home and tried to watch it again on Netflix and I have … Continue reading

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Sans Soleil

The one thing I recall most strongly about this film was the mention and visual use of television. The narrator at one point says “I’ve spent the day in front of my TV set—that memory box,” so memory or time … Continue reading

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Response to Sans Soleil

The film that I will be responding to this week is Sans Soleil.  This film is an essay film that was made in 1983 by French filmmaker Chris Marker.  This movie has no main character or main plot.  In this … Continue reading

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Sans Soleil (1982), a post modernist essay film

Sans Soleil (1982), a film by Chris Marker, seems to have missed all the real purposes of a documentary film: Truth Telling, Propaganda, Direct Cinema, and Cinema Verite. In fact, Sans Soleil, although categorized as a documentary, is really an … Continue reading

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Sans Soleil (1983) Film Response

Chris Marker’s  San Soleil is an atypical 1983 essay film. The film is told by an invisible character named Mr. Krasner and is voiced-over and narrated by a mysterious woman whom displays memorable footage from Japan and Africa to accompany … Continue reading

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