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DFS: "Contempt (Le Mepris)"

A screenwriter’s conflicts with his director, producer and wife (Brigitte Bardot) form the backdrop for Godard’s mischievous deconstruction of Hollywood filmmaking.

Sunday, October 13, 2013
BFVAC - Loew Auditorium
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Films
Fee required.

Contempt ostensibly concerns a screenwriter torn between a proud director, an arrogant producer and a disillusioned wife (Brigitte Bardot). It's all pretense, however, for the director’s mischievous (and yes, contemptuous) deconstruction of Hollywood filmmaking, potently infused with film-buff in-jokes, astute observations about love, stardom and artistry, and enough glossy style to suggest that Godard had mastered the craft he so willfully rejects. D: Jean-Luc Godard, France, subtitled, 1963, 103m

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