Sunday, 27 September 2009


Jean-Luc Godard's 1960s film noir style sci-fi film 'Alphaville' tells the tale of Lemmy Caution, a spy/ detective character who travels from the "outer countries" across the galaxies to a place known as Alphaville, where logic reigns and emotions are outlawed as irrational. His mode of transport across the cold infnity is a Ford Galaxy (yes, the car). Which he just plain drives on in along a lamp lit highway. Worth a watch for brilliant and bizarre moments such as these alone, it makes for a great atmospheric sci-fi, proving that no CGI spaceships are needed to make the point of this genre.

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