RE: RARA-AVIS: alphaville

From: Etienne Borgers (
Date: 28 Oct 2000

Tribe described it pretty well. But, be aware that with JL Godard it's always "cinema d'essai" if not art cinema... he liked to take clich鳊 and to thorn them apart. Eddie Constantine, American actor, became a icon in France for its incarnation of Lemmy Caution in cheesy B French film (even worst than the original novels by Peter Cheyney), but Constantine was perfect in the part: witty, tongue in cheek... explaining his impact on the French audience. Godard plays obviously on this iconic part in his film. Under others.. A really interesting film, even if a little bit outdated. Enjoy!

E.Borgers Hard-boiled Mysteries
--- Tribe <> wrote:

> I think it's sort of an acquired taste, but I, for
> one, think it's pretty
> darn good and a creative way of recasting the PI
> story. Sort of mix
> cheap-ass science fiction, Ed Wood, and a subdued
> Mike Hammer, and ya got
> Alphaville. I'd recommend it.

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