Chris Marker – Notes from the Era of Imperfect Memory

Chris Marker

STOPOVER IN DUBAI

Stopover in Dubai –> DL

 

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  1. Stopover in Dubai. Chris Marker’s film about the murder of Mahmoud Al-Mabhouh, a senior Hamas military commander, on January 19, 2010.

    It seems perverse to talk about the aesthetics of such a film but the evocation of early cinema is what makes this so chilling. Pedro Costa once said something to the effect of how nothing is threatening in the cinema anymore. A dog barks, a train races at you but the spectator is unmoved unlike his/her predecessor a century ago. In Stopover, even though it’s a reconstruction, every step of the murderers is menacing. The camera(s), designed to watch and protect, shocks us with its passive, conspiratorial distance.

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