History Film / LaJetee

1st Jun '17 4:01:24 PM frogpatrol
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''La Jetée'' (The Pier) is a 1962 black and white French science fiction short film. Set in a post-apocalyptic future where humanity has been forced underground due to the aftermath of WorldWarIII and faces extinction from lack of resources, it details a series of time-travel experiments that a prisoner is subjected to in the hopes of being able to acquire aid to help with humanity's present situation.

The film is notable for being shot almost entirely as a series of still images, with no dialogue other than some mumbled German.

The later, more mainstream film, ''Film/TwelveMonkeys'', was inspired by ''La Jetée'', and lifts several concepts directly from the older film, including a prisoner being sent back in time to help with an apocalyptic future. Music/DavidBowie also references the film in his video for "[[Music/BlackTieWhiteNoise Jump They Say]]".

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''La Jetée'' (The Pier) ("The Pier") is a classic short 1962 black and white French science fiction short ScienceFiction film. Set It is takes place in a post-apocalyptic future where in which humanity has been forced underground due to the aftermath of WorldWarIII and faces extinction from lack of resources, it details a resources. A series of time-travel TimeTravel experiments that take place with a prisoner is subjected to in as the subject, in hopes of being able to acquire aid to help with remedy humanity's present situation.

The film is notable for being shot almost entirely as a series of still images, with no without dialogue other than some mumbled German.

The later, It was adapted in a more mainstream film, ''Film/TwelveMonkeys'', was inspired by ''La Jetée'', and lifts several concepts directly from the older film, including a prisoner being sent back in time to help with an apocalyptic future.full length film entitled''Film/TwelveMonkeys''. Music/DavidBowie also references the film in his video for "[[Music/BlackTieWhiteNoise Jump They Say]]".



* NoNameGiven: None of the characters have actual names.

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* NoNameGiven: None of the characters have actual names.



* PhotoMontage: The ''entire film'' is made up of still photos, with panning effects to imply motion. Except for one scene (a literal "blink and you'll miss it") where a series of photos show The Woman opening her eyes.
* StableTimeLoop: [[EnforcedTrope Enforced]] twice: [[spoiler:With the time traveler convincing the people of the future to help the people of the past survive, and with the jailer killing him to create the memory that made it possible for him to travel in time in the first place.]]
* YouAlreadyChangedThePast
* YouCantFightFate: [[spoiler:The man's love for the girl ultimately gets him killed.]]

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* PhotoMontage: The ''entire film'' film is made up of still photos, with panning effects to imply motion. Except for one scene (a [[spoiler: a literal "blink and you'll miss it") where a series of photos show The it", when the Woman opening opens her eyes.
eyes.]]
* StableTimeLoop: [[spoiler:StableTimeLoop]]: [[EnforcedTrope Enforced]] twice: [[spoiler:With the time traveler convincing the people of the future to help the people of the past survive, and with the jailer killing him to create the memory that made it possible for him to travel in time in the first place.]]
* YouAlreadyChangedThePast
[[spoiler:YouAlreadyChangedThePast]]
* YouCantFightFate: [[spoiler:YouCantFightFate]]: [[spoiler:The man's love for the girl ultimately gets him killed.]]
2nd Oct '16 8:20:58 AM MarkLungo
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The later, more mainstream film, ''Film/TwelveMonkeys'', was inspired by ''La Jetée'', and lifts several concepts directly from the older film, including a prisoner being sent back in time to help with an apocalyptic future.

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The later, more mainstream film, ''Film/TwelveMonkeys'', was inspired by ''La Jetée'', and lifts several concepts directly from the older film, including a prisoner being sent back in time to help with an apocalyptic future.
future. Music/DavidBowie also references the film in his video for "[[Music/BlackTieWhiteNoise Jump They Say]]".



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!!This film provides examples of:!!Tropes:
2nd Oct '16 8:17:55 AM MarkLungo
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''La Jetée'' (The Pier) is a 1962 black and white French science fiction short film. Set in a post-apocalyptic future where humanity has been forced underground due to the aftermath of World War Three and faces extinction from lack of resources, it details a series of time-travel experiments that a prisoner is subjected to in the hopes of being able to acquire aid to help with humanity's present situation.

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''La Jetée'' (The Pier) is a 1962 black and white French science fiction short film. Set in a post-apocalyptic future where humanity has been forced underground due to the aftermath of World War Three WorldWarIII and faces extinction from lack of resources, it details a series of time-travel experiments that a prisoner is subjected to in the hopes of being able to acquire aid to help with humanity's present situation.



12th May '16 4:05:47 PM eroock
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!!This Movie Contains Examples of:

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!!This Movie Contains Examples film provides examples of:
26th Feb '16 4:01:41 PM TalonsofIceandFire
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* BittersweetEnding[=/=]DownerEnding: [[spoiler:The protagonist succeeds in convincing the people of the future to help humanity in the past, and is even rescued by them after the regime [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness opts to have him executed]]. Instead of traveling with them into the nigh-impermeable future, he heads into the past instead to be with the girl, leaving him open to the regime's attempt to kill him and set up a stable time loop. In short, humanity is saved with the promise of a good future, but the protagonist dies in the process.]]

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* BittersweetEnding[=/=]DownerEnding: BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:The protagonist succeeds in convincing the people of the future to help humanity in the past, and is even rescued by them after the regime [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness opts to have him executed]]. Instead of traveling with them into the nigh-impermeable future, he heads into the past instead to be with the girl, leaving him open to the regime's attempt to kill him and set up a stable time loop. In short, humanity is saved with the promise of a good future, but the protagonist dies in the process.]]
26th Aug '14 7:41:23 PM yesatron
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* AffablyEvil: The experimenter probably qualifies.



%%* DownerEnding
* CrystalSpiresAndTogas: [[spoiler: The protagonist glimpses a version of this when he is sent into the future.]]

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%%* DownerEnding
* BittersweetEnding[=/=]DownerEnding: [[spoiler:The protagonist succeeds in convincing the people of the future to help humanity in the past, and is even rescued by them after the regime [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness opts to have him executed]]. Instead of traveling with them into the nigh-impermeable future, he heads into the past instead to be with the girl, leaving him open to the regime's attempt to kill him and set up a stable time loop. In short, humanity is saved with the promise of a good future, but the protagonist dies in the process.]]
* CrystalSpiresAndTogas: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The protagonist glimpses a version of this when he is sent into the future.]]



* LeFilmArtistique



* PhotoMontage: The ''entire film'' is made up of still photos, with panning effects to imply motion. Except for one scene (a literal "blink and you'll miss it") where a series of photos show [[spoiler:The Woman opening her eyes]].
* StableTimeLoop: [[EnforcedTrope Enforced]] twice: [[spoiler: With the time traveler convincing the people of the future to help the people of the past survive, and with the jailer killing him to create the memory that made it possible for him to travel in time in the first place]].
* YouCantFightFate

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* PhotoMontage: The ''entire film'' is made up of still photos, with panning effects to imply motion. Except for one scene (a literal "blink and you'll miss it") where a series of photos show [[spoiler:The The Woman opening her eyes]].
eyes.
* StableTimeLoop: [[EnforcedTrope Enforced]] twice: [[spoiler: With [[spoiler:With the time traveler convincing the people of the future to help the people of the past survive, and with the jailer killing him to create the memory that made it possible for him to travel in time in the first place]].
* YouCantFightFate
place.]]


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* YouCantFightFate: [[spoiler:The man's love for the girl ultimately gets him killed.]]
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness
10th Aug '14 8:58:58 AM Morgenthaler
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The later, more mainstream film, ''Film/TwelveMonkeys'', was inspired by ''La Jetée'', and lifts several concepts directly from the older film, including a prisoner being sent back in time to help with an apocalyptic future, and [[spoiler: that character having witnessed his own death as a child]].

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The later, more mainstream film, ''Film/TwelveMonkeys'', was inspired by ''La Jetée'', and lifts several concepts directly from the older film, including a prisoner being sent back in time to help with an apocalyptic future, and [[spoiler: that character having witnessed his own death as a child]].
future.
10th Aug '14 8:58:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[spoiler:DownerEnding]]
* [[spoiler: CrystalSpiresAndTogas]]: [[spoiler: The protagonist glimpses a version of this when he is sent into the future.]]

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%%* DownerEnding
* [[spoiler:DownerEnding]]
* [[spoiler: CrystalSpiresAndTogas]]:
CrystalSpiresAndTogas: [[spoiler: The protagonist glimpses a version of this when he is sent into the future.]]
10th Aug '14 8:54:49 AM Morgenthaler
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The later, more mainstream film, ''TwelveMonkeys'', was inspired by ''La Jetée'', and lifts several concepts directly from the older film, including a prisoner being sent back in time to help with an apocalyptic future, and [[spoiler: that character having witnessed his own death as a child]].

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The later, more mainstream film, ''TwelveMonkeys'', ''Film/TwelveMonkeys'', was inspired by ''La Jetée'', and lifts several concepts directly from the older film, including a prisoner being sent back in time to help with an apocalyptic future, and [[spoiler: that character having witnessed his own death as a child]].
30th May '14 12:57:51 AM Fireblood
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* AppliedPhlebotinum: Time travel works by apparently putting little masks with strings or wires over your eyes

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* AppliedPhlebotinum: Time travel works by apparently putting little masks with strings or wires over your eyeseyes.



* NoNameGiven: None of the characters have actual names

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* NoNameGiven: None of the characters have actual namesnames.



* PhotoMontage: the ''entire film'' is made up of still photos, with panning effects to imply motion. Except for one scene (a literal "blink and you'll miss it") where a series of photos show [[spoiler:The Woman opening her eyes]].
* StableTimeLoop: [[EnforcedTrope Enforced]] twice: [[spoiler: With the time traveller convincing the people of the future to help the people of the past survive, and with the jailer killing him to create the memory that made it possible for him to travel in time in the first place]].

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* PhotoMontage: the The ''entire film'' is made up of still photos, with panning effects to imply motion. Except for one scene (a literal "blink and you'll miss it") where a series of photos show [[spoiler:The Woman opening her eyes]].
* StableTimeLoop: [[EnforcedTrope Enforced]] twice: [[spoiler: With the time traveller traveler convincing the people of the future to help the people of the past survive, and with the jailer killing him to create the memory that made it possible for him to travel in time in the first place]].
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