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Movie Poster of the Week: Jean-Luc Godard’s “Alphaville” and the films of Lemmy Caution

Though you have to look twice to find the original title, this stunning Danish poster is unmistakeably for Jean-Luc Godard’s Alphaville. With its combination of sci-fi settings and two poster-genic stars, Alphaville may have inspired more great and varied posters than most other films. The most famous of course is Jean Mascii’s greyscale masterpiece. Illustrator of some 1500 posters from the early 50s through to the late 80s, Mascii (1926-2003) was an old school artist who fit right into the new world of the Nouvelle Vague with his photorealist illustration of Eddie Constantine and Anna Karina (you can see the poster in detail at the bottom of this article).

Other fabulous Alphaville posters include the Japanese...

...the Italian, titled Agent Lemmy Caution: Missione Alphaville...

...the German, titled Lemmy Caution against Alpha 60...

...the Bass-influenced American one-sheet...

...and the Belgian poster...

The Danish poster, which we started with, trumpets the film

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