A cockeyed fusion of science fiction, pulp characters, and surrealist poetry, Godard’s irreverent journey to the mysterious Alphaville remains one of the least conventional films of all time. Eddie Constantine stars as intergalactic hero Lemmy Caution, on a mission to kill the inventor of fascist computer Alpha 60. —The Criterion Collection
The lynchpin of the French New Wave, Jean-Luc Godard was arguably the most influential filmmaker of the postwar era. Beginning with his groundbreaking 1959 feature debut A Bout de Souffle, Godard revolutionized the motion picture form, freeing the medium from the shackles of its long-accepted cinematic language by rewriting the rules of narrative, continuity, sound, and camera work. Later in his career, he also challenged the common means of feature production, distribution, and exhibition, all in an effort to subvert the conventions of the Hollywood formula to create a new kind of film.
Godard was born in Paris on December 3, 1930, the second of four children. After receiving his primary education in Nyon, Switzerland – during World War II, he became a naturalized Swiss citizen – he studied ethnology at the Sorbonne, but spent the vast majority of his days at the Cine-Club du Quartier Latin, where he first met fellow film fanatics Francois Truffaut and Jacques Rivette. In May… read more
An incredibly meditative, poetic journey to a Space city. It is obvious that Godard cannot make "genre" films, so this is just a normal new-wave Godard piece with a few sci-fi embellishments here and there. The score is gorgeous, even if a little overdone with where it's used. While not my favorite Godard (I would put it on the same shelf as "Le Mepris), it is still beautiful and Karina is stunning.
A smorgasbord of Godard posters on occasion of a major retrospective in New York.
Chaplin and Godard meet in the dawn of consumerism, amongst expressionistic buildings, jolting violent, and seductive women.
In the late Jesús Franco’s spy caper Cartes sur table, Eddie Constantine battles brainwashing master-criminals in Alicante.
The 20 most popular posters to date from our related Tumblr, Movie Poster of the Day.
A look at the process that led to the poster for the new Zvyagintsev and its designer’s selection of his favorite movie posters of all-time.
A look at the many-splendored posters for Godard’s Alphaville and the career of Lemmy Caution.
"It's much easier to run a hospital with all the patients sleeping." “Easiest way to run the world, for that matter.” The Final Programme
Set in the future in a far-off planet, Alphaville was something of a departure for Jean-Luc Godard. But he always loved the seedy underworld where film noir was born (fair enough, the French coined… read review
Like Pierrot Le Fou, director Jean-Luc Godard’s other 1965 masterpiece, Alphaville is a film that transcends genre and definition. Is it science fiction? Noir? Mystery? Romance? Dystopian? A metaphor… read review