The Inconsolable, Insoluble Memory of Alain Resnais (June 3, 1922 – March 1, 2014)

Duke University Press News

978-0-8223-5271-6_prA guest post by Carol Mavor, author ofBlack and Blue: The Bruising Passion of Camera Lucida, La Jetée, Sans soleil and Hiroshima mon amour (2012).

Alain Resnais has died, has vanished from the earth. The French filmmaker is known for his documentaries (including his 1955 Night and Fog on Nazi concentration camps) and feature films (including his 1959 Hiroshima mon amour, a film about making a film about Hiroshima, which is also a love story). Resnais has died on the heels of his friend and sometimes film collaborator Chris Marker (July 29, 1921-July 30, 2012). Resnias’s documentary film All the Memory of the World (1956), which turns the pages of memory as collected in the Bibliothèque Nationale, received assistance from Marker.All the Memory of the World follows a book, like the life of a man, like the telling of a story, from A to B:…

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