Alphaville ★★★

Original Title: Alphaville, une étrange aventure de Lemmy Caution
Year of Release: 1965
Genres: Noir; Sci-Fi; Mystery; Drama
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Writer: Jean-Luc Godard
Main Cast: Eddie Constantine, Anna Karina, Akim Tamiroff, Howard Vernon, Christa Lang, Valérie Boisgel

84/100 of A Decade Called 1960s: 2018-19 Edition

Godard's Alphaville is an interesting experiment: a noir sci-fi tale made in the style of the French New Wave with a limited budget. It's ambitious and it delivers some really interesting moments, mainly the first 15-20 minutes and the last 20, but everything in between really did not manage to hold my attention. It works more as a critique of the government's control on people's lives and it promotes Godard's Marxist ideals, but on a purely narrative level it was not too engaging for me. Solid atmosphere, some creative directorial choices, and Eddie Constantine's stoic and hardened face were my highlights.

Story: 6
Directing: 7
Cinematography: 6.5
Acting: 7
Sound: 7.5
Visual Effects: 7


Violence & Gore: 6
Sex & Nudity: 3
Drugs & Profanity: 1
Intensity & Horror: 3

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