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Of course I’ve seen this before (at least a couple times), but this time around, it’s a 2K restoration from StudioCanal. I likes dem pixels.

This movie is one gorgeous shot after another, and I guess it’s a kind of parody/pastiche of these kinds of secret agent films?

It starts off in a totally perfect way, but we then get a bunch of scenes that seem like in-jokes and where the tension dissipates.

The use of the soundtrack on this film is both very amusing (seen as a parody of this sort of dramatic music) and also works brilliantly on its own.

It’s a lot of fun, and there’s scenes that are absolutely flabbergasting. But it’s not quite … all there? So:

Alphaville. Jean-Luc Godard. 1965.

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