Thursday, December 8, 2016

Summer Movie: Contempt

JCU Library has a great collection of films! You can find them in 791.4372.

For lovers of cinema, Jean-Luc Godard’s 1963 film has Brigitte Bardot, Jack Palance, Fritz Lang and Michel Piccoli all on screen in gorgeous Italian scenery. A French writer (Piccoli) works for a rich, US producer (Palance) on a rewrite of Homer’s The Odyssey while his marriage is falling apart. The writer’s wife is played by Brigitte Bardot and Fritz Lang plays himself as the film’s director. Godard took happenings from his own life and threw them into this film within a film that you can find in our collection.

Contempt is playful, profound and shallow all at the same time. There are some amazing tracking shots that capture both the beauty of the stars and the splendor of Italy.

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