Alphaville (1965)

Alphaville (1965) 99 Min With no special sets, shot on location in Paris, Jean-Luc Godard cast B-Film Detective Eddie Constantine with Anna Karina to make a dystopian comment on the dehumanizing nature of a technology, using self-referential film noir techniques that often mock the genre.   Blinding headlights flash Flash on and off neurotic codes … More Alphaville (1965)

Spike

  Spike Chinese Firecrackers for a suit, Hayseed gumshoes, straw hat Raw and flat as cymbals Ready for attack. Whack!   From which art-deco cube Did you crack all the woodwork up — Xylophone to garbage cans, with Persuasive percussion! Wipe that grin off your face. It broke   My heart when I tripped and … More Spike

Two Songs–Proteus and Ariel

Proteus–Song Proteus by the sea Dissembles prophesy By changing to words The reckless goatherds Carousing joyously,        Shouting, “Proteus by the sea!        Proteus by the sea!” Protean diversity Allows a nation to see In its multiple kinds Of peoples those binds That strengthen its unity,        Shouting, “Proteus by the sea!        Proteus by … More Two Songs–Proteus and Ariel

White Heat (1949)

White Heat (1949) James Cagney terrifies as gang leader Cody Jarrett whom not even prison walls can stop from going berzerk and killing as many people as he can. “Made it, Ma! Top of the world!” Director Raoul Walsh’s apocalyptic vision exposes man’s capacity for absolute evil, willing to take down all humanity in the … More White Heat (1949)