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Books of Words, Photographs, and Scripts . . .



Part of the Chris Marker World Wide Web Site.
Written by Adrian Miles.


These are all books and written works by Marker. Some of them are collections of photographs by Marker accompanied by commentary, others are collections of his scripts, and still others are novels, plays, and poems.

In most cases reference is to title only, as publication details have not been able to be determined. In general, aside from the two collections of scripts and the photographic collections, Marker's written work precedes his involvement in film. The references to a great deal of Marker's early written work were provided to me by Daniel Potter.

1949
Veillée de l'homme et de sa liberté. ("Vigil of Man and his Liberty.") [Novel.]
"Les Séparés." Esprit. 17/12 Dec. (1949): pages unknown. [Poetry.]

1950
Le Coeur net. ("The Sure Heart.") [Novel.]
"Orphée." Esprit. 18/11 Nov. (1950): 694-701.

1951
"Réunions contradictoires." Signed "C.M.". Esprit.19/4 Apr. (1951): 599-600.
Review of Bernard Pingaud: "L'Amour triste." Esprit. 19/2 Feb. (1951): 314-315.
"Siegfried et les Argousins, ou le Cinéma allemand dans les chaînes." Cahiers du Cinéma. 4. Jul.-Aug. (1951): 4-11.
"Petite suite sur thème de chansons." Signed "C.M.". Esprit.19/5 May (1951): 765-769.
"Croix de bois et chemin de fer." Signed "C.M.". Esprit. Jan. (1951): 88-90.
"L'Esthétique du dessin animé." Signed "C.M.". Esprit. Sep. (1951): 368-369.
"Gérald Mc Boing-Boing." Signed "C.M.". Esprit. Nov. (1951): 826-827.

1952
Giraudoux par lui-même. ("Giradoux by himself.") [Academic Text.]
"Une Forme d'ornement." Review of Prince Bayaya, film by Jiri Trnka, signed "Christian Marker". Cahiers du Cinéma. 2/8 Jan. (1952): 66-68.
"Le Chat aussi est une personne." Signed "C.M.". Esprit. 20/1 Jan. (1952): 78-79.

1953
"Lettre de Hollywood: Sur trois dimensions et une quatrième." Cahiers du Cinéma. 5.25 Jul. (1953): 26-34.
"Lettre de Mexico." Cahiers du Cinéma. 4.22 Apr. (1953): 33-35.
"Le Cinérama." Cahiers du Cinéma. 5.27 Oct. (1953): 34-37.

1955
"On the Waterfront." Signed "C.M.". Esprit. 23/3 Mar. (1955): 440-443.

1956
La Chine: Porte ouverte. Paris: Editions du Seuil, 1956.

1959
Coréennes. ("Koreans.") (Some sources list this as 1962.) [book of photographs.]

1961
Commentaires. Paris: Editions du Seuil, 1961.
[Collection of Marker's film commentaries.]
Van Wert (1979) notes:
"The complete texts for Les Statues meurent aussi, Dimanche à Pekin, Lettre de Sibérie, "L'Amérique rêve," [The American Dream is an unfilmed project] Description d'un combat and Cuba Sí are available in Commentaires I." (p. 46, n.6.)

1967
Commentaires II. Paris: Editions du Seuil, 1967.
[Collection of Marker's film commentaries.]
Van Wert (1979) commented that:
"Le Mystère Koumiko, "Soy Mexico"[Soy Mexico is an unfilmed project] and Si j'avais quatre dromadaires are available in Commentaires II." (p. 46, n.6.)

1976
Le fond de l'air est rouge: scènes de la troisième guerre mondiale. Paris: François Maspero.

1978
"Le fond de l'air est rouge": Scènes de la troisième guerre mondiale. 1967-1977. Paris: Maspero, 1978. [This is the script to le fond de l'air est rouge.]
Marker, C. "William Klein: painter/photographer/filmmaker." Graphis. 33. May-June (1978): pages unknown.

1981
La renfermée: La Corse. Paris: Editions du Seuil. (Text by Marie Susini and photos by Chris Marker.)

1982
Le dépays. Paris: Editions Herscher.

1983
"Reecrire la memoire: 'Sans Soleil' de Chris Marker." Jeune Cinéma. 149. Mar. (1983): pages unknown

1984
"Terminal Vertigo." Monthly Film Bulletin. 51 (1984): 196-7. [Interview with Marker via a computer terminal.]]
"Sunless." Semiotext(e). 4.3 (1984): 33-40.

1985
"'A.K.' Narration." Positif. 296 (1985): 49-52. [The text of the narration to A.K. by Marker. In French.]

1992
La Jetée. n.p., Zone Books, 1992. Coffee table book with various images from La Jetée (but not all of them) and the French and English versions of the film's commentary. Very beautifully presented and also has an extensive filmography.

1994
"A free replay (notes sur Vertigo)." Positif. 400 June (1994): 79-84.
"Effets et gestes." Vogue. 752 (Dec 1994-Jan 1995): 208-11, 263. (Text by Jean-Claude Carrière, photos, from Silent Movie, by Chris Marker.)

1995
"The Rest is Silent". in La Petite Illustration Cinématographique: Chris Marker, Silent Movie. Columbus: Wexner Center For the Arts, 1995. pp. 15-18.

No date
Traverses "Japon." pub. by Centre Pompidou, not sure which issue#.


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