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Chris Marker
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Birth Date:July 29, 1921
Astrology Sign:Leo
Chinese Sign:Rooster - Yang
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Occupation:Film/TV Director

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Chris Marker

Biography:Chris Marker (born July 29, 1921) is a writer, photographer, film director, multi-media artist and documentary maker. He was born Christian François Bouche-Villeneuve, in Paris, France. He is best known for directing La Jetée (1962) and Sans Soleil (1982).

Chris Marker studied philosophy under Jean-Paul Sartre. In World War II he joined the Maquis (FTP). After the war he began to write and make films. He traveled to many socialist countries and documented what he saw in films and books. Les statues meurent aussi (1953) which he codirected with Alain Resnais was one of the first anticolonial films. Anatole Dauman produced the first films of Chris Marker and later produced two more of his films Sunday in Peking and Letter from Siberia

He became internationally known for the short film La Jetée. It tells the story of a post-nuclear war experiment in time travel by using a series of filmed photographs developed as a photomontage of varying pace with limited narration. This film was the inspiration for Terry Gilliam's Twelve Monkeys (1995).

In 1982 he finished Sans Soleil, stretching the limits of what could be called a documentary. It is an essay, a montage, mixing pieces of documentary with fiction and philosophical comments, creating an atmosphere of dream and science fiction. The main themes are Japan, (the erasing of) memory and travel. The title is taken from the song cycle Sunless by Modest Mussorgsky. This film was the inspiration for David Horvitz's Last Letter (2006).

Beginning with Sans Soleil he developed a deep interest in digital technology, which led to his film Level 5 (1996) and IMMEMORY (1998), an interactive multimedia CD-ROM, produced for the Centre Pompidou.

Chris Marker lives in Paris and does not grant interviews.

Chinese Horoscope for Chris Marker
Includes characteristics and Vices
Chris Marker's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: February 08, 1921 - January 27, 1922
Birthday: July 29, 1921

The Rooster is a Yang,
and is the Tenth sign of the Chinese horoscope.

Blind Faith

Personality and Character Cards:
Numerology is used to calculate tarot cards

Chris Marker's Personality Tarot Card Death - Personality Card

Birthday: July 29, 1921

Changes: the end of the old and the birth of the new.

Chris Marker's Character Tarot Card The Emperor - Character Card

Birthday: July 29, 1921

Material success, stability, authority and ambition.

This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Chris Marker's Growth Tarot Card The Wheel of Fortune

Birthday: July 29, 2017

A new chapter is starting; problems are solved through changes in circumstances.




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