Thursday, July 2, 2015

THIS IS AWESOME: La Jettée, the inspiration for Twelve Monkeys

If you like time travel, and you like the post-apocalyptic fiction, you owe it to yourself to watch the source material Monkeys is based on:

For my money, La Jettée's mournful, artsy post-apocalylpse is better and more evocative than the Terry Gilliam version.

And I love the Terry Gilliam version.

Yet this black and white slide show set to music and narration stills makes me feel more. And it's in French, too, with subtitles.

Perhaps the very limitations it labors under gives it a sense of verisimilitude that make it seem more real and immediate than Bruce Willis in a puffy, goofy looking transparent suit.


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