Alphaville, the Orwellian sci-fi of Godard, shows how language is essential to express thought. Less word means less multiplicity of ideas, and that leads to people who can't see beyond the obvious.
In 1984, every new edition of the dictionary has fewer words than the previous one, because government wants people to forget what they express in reality, and then change the way people see reality as well.
In Alphaville, words that express feelings are deleted: people gets more and more rational, more and more mechanical, and less human.
"Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind." - George Orwell
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