From personal loss to artistic loss - Chris Marker has died. He was a very great filmmaker, one almost unique - the distillation of the essay film. Essay in content, exploring his subjects - and essayistic in form, trying on the technology, images, sounds, combinations, that make film. Film is montage - the blending of imagery, sound, words, signs - and he perfected it, within film, and beyond film, with his work with photography, video, computers... He was something.
And, you know - cats: