Alphaville

Dir. Jean-Luc Godard (1965). Jean-Luc Godard’s 1965 conceptual masterpiece is a hardboiled, Pop Art, sci-fi gloss on Jean Cocteau’s Orpheus and George Orwell’s 1984, using bits and pieces of contemporary Paris to evoke a totalitarian future. No movie, not even Breathless, better exemplifies the syncretic quality of Godard’s early genius.
Fri., Nov. 27, 3:30 p.m., 2009

 
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