Alphaville, Une Etrange Aventure De Lemmy Caution (1965)
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Lemmy Caution, an American private-eye, arrives in Alphaville, a futuristic city on another planet. His very American character is at odds with the city's ruler, an evil scientist named Von Braun, who has outlawed love and self-expression.
Suddenly the word is Alphaville... and a secret agent is in a breathless race against the Masters of the Future.
Also Known As:
Dick Tracy on Mars
Title: Alphaville, Une Etrange Aventure De Lemmy Caution
Release Date: October 25, 1965
Runtime: 99 mins
All Genres: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Colors: Black and White
IMDB Rating: 7.2
Buried.com Rating: 8.2 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With A
MPAA Rating: PG
Jean Luc Godard
Eddie Constantine ...Lemmy Caution
Anna Karina ...Natacha von Braun
Akim Tamiroff ...Henri Dickson
Valerie Boisgel ...
Jean Louis Comolli ...Prof. Jeckell
Michel Delahaye ...von Braun's Assassistant
Jean Andre Fieschi ...Prof. Heckell
Christa Lang ...
Jean Pierre Leaud ...
Laszlo Szabo ...Chief Engineer
Howard Vernon ...Prof. Leonard Nosferatu aka von Braun
Jean Luc Godard
More Movie Taglines:
- Suddenly the word is Alphaville... and a secret agent is in a breathless race against the Masters of the Future.
- Alpha 60: Sometimes reality is too complex for oral communication. But legend embodies it in a form which enables it to spread all over the world.
Alpha 60: Time is like a circle which is endlessly described. The declining arc is the past. The inclining arc is the future.
Alpha 60: Everything has been said, provided words do not change their meanings, and meanings their words.
Alpha 60: Once we know the number one, we believe that we know the number two, because one plus one equals two. We forget that first we must know the meaning of plus.
Professor Von Braun: Men of your type will soon become extinct. You'll become something worse than dead. You'll become a legend.
- Professors Heckel and Jeckell are named after the cartoon birds "Heckle and Jeckle", created by U.S. animator Paul Terry (of "Terrytoons" fame).
Professor von Braun's real name, Leonard Nosferatu, is a tribute to F.W. Murnau's silent film, Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens (1922).
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.
Godard originally wanted Roland Barthes for the role of Professor von Braun.
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."
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