Sunday, November 28, 2004

Eddie Constantine as Lemmy Caution and Anna Karina as Natasha Von Braun in 'Alphaville'

Natasha: Got a light?
Lemmy Caution: I’ve travelled 9,000 kilometers to give you one.

A dazzling amalgam of film noir and science fiction in which tough gumshoe Lemmy Caution turns inter-galactic agent to re-enact the legend of Orpheus and Eurydice in conquering Alpha 60 … Godard’s theme is alienation in a technological society, but his shotgun marriage between the poetry of legend and the irreverence of strip cartoons takes the film into entirely idiosyncratic areas.
Tom Milne, Time Out