Chris Marker, director of La jetée, RIP

Chris Marker, the French artist, writer, and film director, has died at age 91. Marker is best known for his incredible 1962 science fiction featurette La jetée which was the direct inspiration for Terry Gilliam's 12 Monkeys (1995). La jetée is a film poem consisting almost entirely of still photographs that tells the story of a time traveler in post-apocalyptic Paris. "Chris Marker obituary" (The Guardian)