Director(s)Jean-Luc Godard
Top GenresDrama, Mystery, Romance, Science Fiction, Thriller/Suspense
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Alphaville (1965) was a Mystery - Science Fiction Film directed by Jean-Luc Godard .

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Alphaville (1965) and Godard The Humanist?

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jul 15, 2020 From 4 Star Films

“That’s always how it is. You never understand anything and, in the end, it kills you.” As a simple rule of thumb — a heuristic if you will — you can learn much about a person based on what camp they fall into when it comes to the Nouvelle Vague. For simplicity’s ... Read full article

Alphaville (1965)

By Beatrice on Sep 3, 2018 From Flickers in Time

Alphaville (Alphaville, une etrange aventure de Lemmy Caution) Directed by Jean-Luc Godard Written by Jean-Luc Godard 1965/France/Italy Andre Michelin Productions/Filmstudio/Chaumiane Repeat viewing/Netflix rental One of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Second viewing confirmed my opinion tha... Read full article

Godard Forever: The Cinephiliac on Alphaville

By Brandy Dean on Feb 1, 2014 From Pretty Clever Films

Did you know that regular Pretty Clever Films contributor?Toyiah Murray?also has her blog,?The Cinephiliac? It’s true! While Pretty Clever Films has been covering?Godard Forever: Part One, the lavish Godard retro screening at the TIFF Bell Lightbox, Toyiah has been covering Godard’s earl... Read full article


By Michael on Nov 13, 2012 From Le Mot du Cinephiliaque

Alphaville, une ?trange aventure de Lemmy Caution (Jean-Luc Godard, 1965) A US secret agent is sent to the distant space city of Alphaville where he must find a missing person and free the city from its tyrannical ruler. Dense, uncanny, avant-gardist, visionary, are some of the many qualities ... Read full article

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The line by Alpha60 that begins "Time is the substance of which I am made" is paraphrased from the 1946 essay "A New Refutation of Time" by famous Argentinean writer and fantasist Jorge Luis Borges, which reads: "Our destiny is not frightful by being unreal; it is frightful because it is irreversible and iron-clad. Time is the substance I am made of. Time is a river which sweeps me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger which destroys me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire which consumes me, but I am the fire. The world, unfortunately, is real; I, unfortunately, am Borges."
Godard originally wanted Roland Barthes for the role of Professor von Braun.
Despite the fact that the film is a work of science fiction and supposed to be in a city of the future, all the sets were existing locations in Paris in 1965, and all the weapons are conventional firearms.
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