Friday, July 08, 2005

What illuminates the night?


Alpha 5: What is the privilege of the dead?

Johnson: To die no more.

Alpha 5: Do you know what illuminates the night?

Johnson: Poetry.

Alpha 5: What is your religion?

Johnson: I believe in the inspirations of conscience.

Alpha 5: Do you make any distinction between the mystery of the laws of knowledge and the laws of love?

Johnson: In my opinion, there is no mystery of love.

From Alphaville, une ├ętrange aventure de Lemmy Caution, 1965, written and directed by Jean-Luc Godard with texts from Capital of Pain by Paul Eluard.

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2 comments:

robin said...

The image shows Anna Karina as Natacha Von Braun. I cleaned it up from a screen grab. This eye now stares out at me from my desktop, but I think it is too much to bear.

Anonymous said...

Alphaville is my movie of choice. I come to your blog from the lands posterior when I went looking for what illuminates the light.

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