Contempt [Le Mepris]

Paris: Les Films Concordia, 1963. Collection of 3 vintage black and white reference photographs from the French release of the 1963 film.

Head shots of Brigitte Bardot and Michel Piccoli, one of each, and one especially striking shot of the two together.

Godard's lush Technicolor landmark that transformed Brigitte Bardot from a sex symbol into an art object, while simultaneously furthering his own reputation for being the most commercially successful deconstructionist in film history. A fascinating film that can be watched either as narrative about a disintegrating relationship or as an unending series of pure cinematic references.

8 x 10 inches. Fine.

Criterion Collection 171.

[Book #134756]