Could you help me drawing parallels between Alphaville and other SF movies ? Or eventually other SF works of art ?
We need to know what Alphaville was about – modern society crushing the emotional range of human diversity?
A corollary might be Bernardo Bertolucci’s The Conformist
Well for example, i was thinking :
- a computer ruling the space we’re in like HAL in Kubrick’s 2001
- a society were humain-being can’t think like 1984 meaning the book and the movie…
Things like that…It could be a parallel between different themes or characters, way of filming…anything.
I don’t know The Conformist, could you tell me what it is about ?
humain-being can’t think like 1984
Okay 1984 is a similar theme: fascist society
Thank you for your help but the problem is that it as to be similarities with sci-fi movies because I am actually working on a project about SF
Strictly in terms of the pictorial, I would suggest “A Clockwork Orange”, “Fahrenheit 451” and “Code 46”. Films in which the present is made to be analogous to the future. This is accomplished by the overall art direction (real location shooting, props and costumes which suggest the futuristic), and by specific approaches to cinematography, i.e., B&W, bounced lighting for Godard. Desaturated color and handheld camera for Kubrick. Cramped interiors, tight-framing, handheld for Winterbottom. Both “Alphaville” and “A Clockwork Orange” rely on a very pointed formalist scheme to convey their future worlds. Interestingly, Godard goes further and uses imagery from 40’s film noir (the private dick; the femme fatale; dry voiceover; “suspenseful” music cues and B&W cinematography) as a lens onto his world, while having characters refer to 20th century events. These films are each highly metaphorical. It’s the “present” which the themes address. Alienation and control in “Alphaville” and “A Clockwork Orange”. Immigration and procreation in “Code 46”.
Thank you very much KJ, your comment is gonna help me a lot I guess =D
just dont plagiarize! your professor is probably on here checking.
Well I don’t think so because there are not many french people on theauteurs (are there ?) and that is not what I want to do… I already got some ideas but it is just to see if there could be something I could say that I forgot…
Thanks for your advice anyway ;)