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Hamlet in Godard's Alphaville
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.1640  Monday, 15 July 2002

From:           Richard Burt <
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Date:           Sunday, 14 Jul 2002 22:56:46 -0400
Subject:        Hamlet in Godard's Alphaville

The line "to sleep, perchance to dream" is cited by the hero, Lemmy
Caution, about mid-way thru the film while he talks with "Seductress 3"
in a hotel corridor.  I don't happen to know if the spoken French rings
the Hamlet reference for a Francophone viewer the same way the English
subtitle does for an Anglophone viewer.

Incidentally, I saw the film on the Sundance channel, which screens
films from the Criterion collection every Sunday at 9 p.m. EST).
Thought it held up quite well after the first time I saw it, about 30
yrs ago.

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