THE JETTY - CHRIS MARKER (1962)
The Jetty (La Jetée) by Frenchman Chris Marker is a classic experimental short film and one that filmmakers love to reference because it appears to have influenced a range of later works, especially Twelve Monkeys, for which Marker was credited. Yet The Jetty remains unique. As to whether it was truly original, I do not know by what Marker may have been influenced so cannot form an informed opinion. However, like the best experimental films it leaves a lasting impression on you.