The Time Travel Blogathon – La Jetee (1962)

This is the second of two reviews for the Time Travel Blogathon being hosted by Ruth of Silver Screenings and Rich of Wide Screen World.

Tnx for letting me take part guys!

“Nothing distinguishes memories from ordinary moments. Only later do they become memorable by the scars they leave.” – Narrator

Number of Times Seen – 1 (10 Mar 2018)

Brief Synopsis – Following a nuclear war, a man is sent back in time to try and find a way for the survivor to withstand the nuclear fallout.

My Take on it – When I heard about this blogathon (very very recently), I decided that there are so many great time travel films to choose to watch and write about, but instead of choosing one of the more familiar or popular ones, I decided to try and watch two that I’ve never seen before.

This is actually a film that I’ve been interested in seeing for some time since it’s the main basis for the film Twelve Monkeys (1995).

What’s unique and extremely clever about this film is the fact that unlike almost every other movie ever made, this one features no moving picture but is just a collection of still pictures with full narration throughout.

The narration obviously helps a lot in understanding all that happens in this story.

The believe that the fact that I am quite familiar with Twelve Monkeys (1995) really helped me in understanding everything that is going on here and I wonder that if I didn’t have the foreknowledge of that film if things would have been as interesting and fascinating to watch as it was.

Bottom Line – Such a clever idea because it is told entirely through still pictures instead of moving ones. The narration is constant throughout the 30 minutes of this film and helps us continue to understand everything that is going on.  The fact that I’ve seen Twelve Monkeys (1995) actually helps to understand everything that is going on and I wonder if it would have been as understandable if I didn’t have that foreknowledge.  Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Comprises still shot photography only, except for a shot of the woman opening and blinking her eyes. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (8/10)


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5 thoughts on “The Time Travel Blogathon – La Jetee (1962)

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  3. Whoa! Sill pictures and narration? Wild! I never would have thought of that for a filmmaking technique.

    I’ve not seen this film, nor have I seen Twelve Monkeys. But I’ll take your advice and see the later one first, as a “guide” of sorts for the earlier film.

    Thanks again for joining the blogathon, and for bringing TWO fab entries with you. 🙂


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