Le mépris Condensée/The Condensed Contempt

I watched Contemp, so you don’t have to.

Contempt (French: Le Mépris) is a 1963 film directed by Jean-Luc Godard, based on the Italian novel Il disprezzo (1954) by Alberto Moravia. It stars Brigitte Bardot.

Le Mépris

American film producer Jeremy Prokosch ((image below, in red convertible, looking smarmy) Jack Palance) hires respected Austrian director Fritz Lang (Above, right: playing himself) to direct a film adaptation of Homer’s Odyssey. Dissatisfied with Lang’s treatment of the material as an art film, Prokosch hires Paul Javal (Above, middle: played by Michel Piccoli), a novelist and playwright, to rework the script. The conflict between artistic expression and commercial opportunity parallels Paul’s sudden estrangement from his wife Camille Javal (Above, left: played by Brigitte Bardot), who becomes aloof with Paul after being left alone with Prokosch, a millionaire playboy.


One Response to “Le mépris Condensée/The Condensed Contempt”

  1. Gnome de Pluehm Says:

    Why, it’s Mo! And in a red convertible! It’s a coming-out party! Who made that picture? He shouldn’t oughta have done that; this will be the next Whodunit.

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