Directed by Jean-Luc Godard
I am actually a huge science fiction fan; there is something about such blatant cheesiness that is appealing to me. I totally understand if this genre isn't for everyone which is a shame if you are attempting the 1001 journey since you have to sit through so many of those movies anyway. Science fiction haters actually might find some redeeming qualities in it since so many elements from different genres are present here.
Alphaville is a futuristic society that has outlawed emotion, love, and any other form of free thought. A Sam Spade-esque character named Caution vows to destroy Alpha 60, which is a computer that controls all of Alphaville. There are actually so many similarities between this and 1984 that I almost thought I should protest.
Well, this is a great film. I love films that combine genres and this one pulled that off perfectly. Okay, so the concept is a bit cliche and the technology obviously has dated. Still, a great movie and, of course because it is Godard, beautifully done.
Germans and Americans were shown as those most ready to assimilate. Thanks, man.