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Towards Alphaville (2010)

Towards Alphaville from Scanner on Vimeo.

Innovative London-based soundscaper and ambient electronicist Scanner performs a live, improvised sampled and remixed score to Jean-Luc Godard's mid-60s, pulp sci-fi, modernist classic Alphaville. Selecting a series of key scenes from the film, focusing on the architecture, accompanied by audio culled from the movie, Scanner conveys a complex and mysterious chronicle, offering up a space for contemplation and reflection, as the soundtrack weaves an imaginary narrative.

"A dazzling amalgam of film noir and science fiction in which tough gumshoe Lemmy Caution turns inter-galactic agent to re-enact the legend of Orpheus and Eurydice in conquering Alpha 60."
– Tom Milne, Time Out.

"With Alphaville, Godard achieved one of his Sixties dreams – to make a Bond movie his way, complete with car chases, gun play and a nominal sci-fi plot. His greatest touch was – and remains – his simplest: to create a futuristic urban dystopia in which the words 'poetry', 'conscience' and 'love' are outlawed by filming in the most brutalist modern architecture Paris had to offer in 1965."
Chris Drake, The Independent