Still Picture films / Foto films

My top three of masterful still picture-films:
1  LA JETÉE (Chris Marker, 1962). See also
In 1966 Chris Marker made another experimental still picture film: SI J'AVAIS 4 DROMADAIRES,
LA JETEE was the inspiration for TWELVE MONKEYS.
2 DE GEVOELIGE PLAAT (Kees Hin/ K.Schippers, 1976). See also
3 CONTACTS (Raymond Depardon, 1990), part of a wonderful series of films about photography. Depardon visited the psychiatric hospital on the Italian island San Clemente en made photos and a documentary: SAN CLEMENTE (1982).
Also recommended:
The work of pioneer motion photographer Eadweard Muybridge is a source of inspiration for modern experimental filmmakers and artists, like George Snow (MUYBRIDGE REVISITED, 1988), SolLeWitt (MUYBRIDGE II) or Marion Faller & Hollis Frampton (VEGETABLE LOCOMOTION) and Thom Andersen Zoopraxographer - Eadweard Muybridge (VS, 1977).
The price of the most infamous still picture-film should go to: NOSTALGIA (Hollis Frampton, 1971), an experimental film in which some photo’s are discussed, while they are slowly burning away on a electric heating-ring. In my opinion, this film is too easy and far too pretentious.
For another and more positive opinion check the book by Rachel Moore: Hollis Frampton (Nostalgia), London: Afterall Books, 2006.
And you can see for your self:
Recommended reading:
1 Rossaak, Eidvind (ed), Between Stillness and Motion: Film, photography, algorithms. Amsterdam: Amsterdam UP, 2011.
2 Horak, Jan-Christopher, Making Images Move. Photographers and Avant-Garde Cinema. Smithsonian Institution Press, 1997.
3  Bellour, Raymond 1990, l’Entre-images: photo, cinéma, video, Paris: La Différence.
4  Delluc, L. 1920 Photogenie.
5  Moholy-Nagy, L. 1925, Malerei. Photographie. Film. München: Langen.