aku-aku: v.. To move a tall, flat bottomed object (such as a bookshelf) by swiveling it alternatively on its corners in a "walking" fashion. [After the book by Thor Heyerdahl theorising the statues of Easter Island were moved in this fashion.] source: LangMaker.com. Aku Aku also has another meaning to the islanders: a spiritual guide.
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Review: Alphaville, une étrange aventure de Lemmy Caution (1965)
Posted by dav at 2003 March 14 04:51 PM
File under: Movies

Alphaville, une étrange aventure de Lemmy Caution (1965)
Wow, this was a bizarre film. A Jean-Luc Goddard piece that is really out there. I've never before seen a movie that was supposed to be set so far in the future yet looked so obviously to be set in the past. As far as I can tell it is the story of a man who enters the stronghold of a city whose inhabitants have been somehow controlled by a powerful computer system named Alpha 60. The life for the citizens of Alphaville is framed in logic and sexual servitude and devoid of love and passion and other things held in high esteem by the French (oops I mean by the Freedoms).

Personally I dig nutty stuff like this, and the long scenes showing circa 1965 mainframe equipment and control rooms really got my geek juices flowing.


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