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This is an amazing short. Ive never seen the original, and after watching this looked it up to find that its in the top 100 of TSPDT's greatest films of all time. I feel discussing the content would ruin it -- suffice to say the use of stills to tell the story completely works and thoroughly impressive. This is a cinema experience one shouldn't miss, and its only 15 mins! Countless future films (some pretty obvious) have been 'inspired' by or lifted from this, but the combination of story, narration and technique blends together perfectly here.

Perfect work jswert. Really great. Cheers, and thank you very much for making this...

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This is a very well done sharpening of the already short La Jetee. There are only a couple noticeable edits, other than that it’s all good. I’m slightly disappointed that the one shot with motion was cut, but it’s not a big deal. Good edit.

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Owner's reply November 04, 2014

thanks for the review, and I will try to improve on my editing skills and make sure those mistakes dont occur again

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This was unique, different than any edit I've seen.

All of the imagery was spot on for the accompanying dialog. It started really slow for me, but towards the end it grabbed my attention and held it.

This is a sad story, really. The 'scientist' that was conducting the experiment looked creepy as all get out. I don't understand why he had to be killed. Like anyone would believe anything he said... He just wanted love!! :-(

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An arthouse offering, outstanding!
The original, “Le Jette” seems from another planet, it is so far ahead of its time.
I was stunned by how well the condensed narrative held together, and the emotion punch it still delivers.
Part Noir, part SciFi, of the guinea pig snared in time’s pendulum.
And “Love” as self deception, self betrayal.
Biggest complaint? Too many fade to blacks throughout, and they go on too long. And easy enough to remedy by adding more vintage stills during the voiceover.
I never saw the original, but I can envision Terry Gilliam screening it, jaw dropped.
Extraordinary closer to Disc 01 of the Time Consecution.

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It's still images, so perhaps that explains why the detail here is absolutely beautiful. Black and White still photographs on filmstock somehow capture human life in so much more colour than reality.

Visual Editing: 10
I didn't notice a single trim.

Audio Editing: 10
Again it's perfect. I imagine editing the voiceover must have been quite tricky.

Narrative: 10
It felt like it was all here despite half of the original source being gone. Nice reduction.

Enjoyment: 9
This was haunting and sad. You know where it is going all along and that only adds to the sadness. But it's also quite uplifting at the core.

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Owner's reply November 04, 2014

thanks for the review, I am glad you liked it.

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