What’s the population of Alphaville?

188
00:23:50,360 –> 00:23:52,300
And what’s Alpha 60?

189
00:23:54,000 –> 00:24:00,130
A giant computer, like they used
to have in big business

190
00:24:00,940 –> 00:24:03,570
Nueva York… lBM…

191
00:24:03,740 –> 00:24:06,840
Olivetti… General Electric…
Tokyorama…

192
00:24:07,250 –> 00:24:12,850
Alpha 60 is one hundred and fifty
light years more powerful

193
00:24:15,320 –> 00:24:20,060
I see. People have become slaves
of probabilities

194
00:24:20,930 –> 00:24:24,160
Their ideal here, in Alphaville

195
00:24:24,330 –> 00:24:30,900
is a technocracy, like that
of termites and ants

196
00:24:31,510 –> 00:24:32,800
I don’t understand

197
00:24:33,570 –> 00:24:37,870
Probably one hundred and fifty
light years ago

198
00:24:39,410 –> 00:24:41,750
One hundred and fifty,
two hundred

199
00:24:42,480 –> 00:24:45,820
there were artists
in the ant society

200
00:24:48,090 –> 00:24:52,860
Artists, novelists,
musicians, painters

201
00:24:55,260 –> 00:24:58,460
Today, no more

202
00:25:00,100 –> 00:25:01,970
Nothing. Like here

203
00:25:04,940 –> 00:25:08,240
Has Professor Vonbraun
organized it all?

204
00:25:08,810 –> 00:25:12,870
He obeys logical orders

205
00:25:18,250 –> 00:25:20,240
Then why didn’t you kill him?

206
00:25:20,920 –> 00:25:27,120
“Why”… what does that word mean?
I forgot…

*http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mass-energy_equivalence

**http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planck_postulate

excerpt of Alphaville, Jean-Luc Godard (1965)

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