The Quietus - A new rock music and pop culture website

Film Features

Rigour And Play: Laurie Anderson's Favourite Films
Mat Colegate , January 22nd, 2016 09:27

On a recent visit to London the performance artist, director and musician took time out to talk about her 13 favourite films with Mat Colegate


La Jetée (Chris Marker, 1962)

I love it because of the way language works in it. It taught me a lot about how to tell a story with still imagery and that you can leave a lot more to the imagination than a lot of films do. I love seeing how language can create the movie. It was really adventurous and wild and also very creepy - a lot of it happens down in the sewers of Paris. It has a wild ending that you don't see coming at all so the film kind of folds in on itself. It's a very beautiful, weird circle. Marker was one of the art world gods. My next film also came from that world.