Contempt [Le Mepris]

Paris: Les Films Concordia, 1963. Vintage borderless reference photograph from the 1963 film, with (L to R) Brigitte Bardot, Fritz Lang (from behind, seated), Michel Piccoli, and Jack Palance (at window). "Tele-Magazine" stamp on verso.

Based on the 1954 Italian novel "Il disprezzo" ("A Ghost at Noon") by Alberto Moravia.

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.

12 x 9.5 inches. Near Fine.

Criterion Collection 171. Rosenbaum 1000. Godard, Histoire(s) du cinema.

[Book #149403]