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The movie La jetée is composed from photographs with a voice telling the story. What is the reason he used photographs instead of normal animated pictures? Was his budget too constrained? Or was it some artistic reason?

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Is an experimental film. Chris Marker did it that way due to artistic reasons. In the 60's french directors were pushing the boundaries of film as an art, breaking rules to experiment with filmmaking (check Godard's "À bout de souffle" as another example, using non classic montage).

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Honestly, I think all these "art" styles are no more than really lack of resources (money) or effort to do something better (as live or real as can be).

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I am sure that lack of resources can force people to be imaginative in how they approach making a movie - but I think it is somewhat harsh to assume it is lack of effort to do something better. –  iandotkelly Dec 15 '11 at 2:01
Not as harsh as pay for a dissapointing movie. –  Néstor Sánchez A. Dec 15 '11 at 2:17
I downvoted this "answer" because it seems to me the essence of "Bad Subjective": blog.stackoverflow.com/2010/09/good-subjective-bad-subjective There is no attempt to show that Chris Marker was under special financial constraints (or had some reason to lack effort) - it is simply the answerer's general prejudice. –  afeldspar 2 hours ago

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