|This is still the future in 1965|
"The truth is that there is no terror untempered by some great moral idea."Dystopian Science Fiction, Surrealist Poetry, gratuitous Film Noir sensibilities, a Nazi-esque mad scientist who was once named Nosferatu, a seductress third class, Alpha 60 the tyrannical vampiric-computer ruler of an oppressive City of the Future—only in a French movie from 1965. Only in a French Science Fiction-Noir movie by Jean Luc Godard. I hope they have this available at Netflix. I very much want to watch it again--it's been too long.
What an incredibly strange and wonderful thing to re-discover in-between The Machine Stops and Doctor Mabuse. Truly. Researching things for this blog just gets more fun every week.
Here's a clip from Youtube:
Here're some links to help you track down more Alphaville goodness:
- Alphaville at Wikipedia
- Alphaville at IMDB
- Alphaville at Allmovie
- A pretty good analysis of Alphaville
- and The Criterion Collection for Alphaville
- A Band named after Alpha60...that would probably have dire consequences in Alphaville