Godard Fans, Here's Your Chance to Write the Dialogue for a Remix of 'Alphaville'
If you're a fan of the French New Wave, you've probably always dreamt of working with one of the greatest directors to come out of the movement: Jean-Luc Godard. And now you can -- kind of.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Godard's 1965 lo-fi science fiction noir Alphaville, Seed&Spark's Bright Ideas Magazine, Digital Bolex, and Syrp have teamed up to produce a remix of the film that will premiere at this year's Slamdance Film Festival on January 26th. This is awesome news in and of itself, but they're going the extra mile and giving fans a chance to re-write the subtitles for one of the film's most iconic scenes. Here's the original Alphaville trailer:
It's not super labor-intensive either -- you only need to re-write 8 of American private-eye Lemmy Caution's lines and to the one who can write the "coolest/weirdest/funniest dialog" go the spoils -- so make of that what you will.
The contest runs from now until January 19th, and the grand prize winner will not only receive a writing credit on the remix, but $500 toward a Seed&Spark campaign (great for all of you crowdfunding filmmakers out there).