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Who is Chris Marker?

Though it's very hard to see any of his works and almost impossible to discover anything about him (let alone find a photograph), he may be the most important film-maker in the world.

Books: Paperbacks Somewhere between Breughel, Bergman and Richard Lester

The death of Stanley Kubrick after finishing Eyes Wide Shut, and the resurrection of Terrence Malick with The Thin Red Line, have swung the spotlight firmly onto the figure of the maverick director. And if there's one contemporary film-maker who defines the auteur theory by managing to air a consistent stylistic and thematic vision within the boundaries of commercial cinema, it's Terry Gilliam. Accordingly, Faber have wheeled out one of their biggest guns to take on the man and his movies: Ian Christie, co-editor of essential film-shelf volume Scorsese on Scorsese, author of Arrows of Desire, the definitive study of Powell and Pressburger, and writer of the BBC centenary of cinema series The Last Machine - presented by Gilliam.

Radio: One of the nicest old hippies I've ever heard

I remember a fantastically irritating advertising campaign for radio somewhere which said that as a medium radio had the edge over TV because "the pictures are better". This is not strictly speaking true but you know what they meant. For example, say the words "Radio 2" to yourself and you get a fairly vivid picture of what that station is like. All DJs and announcers are handed a cardigan when they are hired (which was shortly after the invention of the cardigan), and there are strict instructions against original thought and music that will drive our youngsters mad with boogie-woogie jungle rhythms. Margaret Thatcher always liked appearing on Jimmy Young because no one with a brain has ever listened to Jimmy Young for more than three seconds.

Film: Film chart

London Top 10 Weekend box office No of screens Weeks open

Books: Inspirations Novelist Terry Pratchett

Novelist Terry Pratchett

Cinema: At long last, Hal Hartley grows up at last

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My Week: Adrian Wootton

SEVEN DAYS IN THE LIFE OF ADRIAN WOOTTON, THE DIRECTOR OF THE LONDON FILM FESTIVAL

Film: Crazy like a museum piece

The Big Picture

Comedy: Punchlines - Electric Eel

Critics have saddled Electric Eel with the burden of being "the new Monty Python". They may not be that, but the trio is certainly worth seeing, as recent appearances on BBC2's Comedy Nation have shown. Part of the burgeoning sketch-comedy industry, the troupe specialises in fantastical scenarios.

Nightmare in Disneyland Interview: Terry Gilliam

In 1967, Terry Gilliam left America in disgust. Now, with his film of `Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas', he's returning to his roots. But they're still pretty twisted. He talks to Hugh Aldersey-Williams

Edinburgh '98 Film: All crises no critique

FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS

Cannes Diary: What a good year for neuroses

CANNES ON its 51st birthday is afflicted by a sense of morning after in the wake of last year's monumental half- century bender. The festival's very poster, butterfly-shaped shards of celluloid flapping through the sky, looks like something advertising a horror flick called Invasion of the Killer Bats - which would be light relief compared to some of the actual fare on view. Drug and alcohol abuse, madness, concentration camps, Stalinist purges: these are the subjects with which film-makers have seen fit to entertain us. Paedophilia and sodomy are the topics of choice (the latter even figures in Ingmar Bergman's new telefilm, In the Presence of a Clown) and there is a whole slew of movies about the end-of-millennium apocalypse. Fortunately - and this must reveal something about the current zeitgeist - a number of them are comedies.

Python team to pursue action

THE SURVIVING members of the Monty Python team are to pursue action against Channel 4 for damages over deals covering their most famous film, Life of Brian.

Sex symbol goes gonzo in tale of early drug days

Cannes '98: A film festival premiere for the psychedelic world of a Seventies cult book - and the traditional Grande Gaffe strikes again

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