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Contempt (1963) was a Drama Film directed by Jean-Luc Godard and produced by Joseph E. Levine, Carlo Ponti and Georges de Beauregard.

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Contempt (1963)

By Beatrice on Nov 17, 2017 From Flickers in Time

Contempt (Le mepris) Directed by Jean-Luc Godard Written by Jean-Luc Godard from a novel by Alberto Moravia 1963/France/Italy Rome Paris Films/Les Films Concordia/Compagnia Cinematografic Champion Repeat viewing/Netflix rental One of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Meta. ?Godard. Ugh. Arr... Read full article


Contempt (1963)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Feb 26, 2014 From 4 Star Films

Directed by Jean Luc Godard and starring an international cast including Brigitte Bardot, Michel Piccoli, Jack Palance, and Fritz Lang, this film within a film is Godard?s personal examination of the cinematic world. It opens with the shooting of a scene only to have the camera turn to face on the a... Read full article


Contempt (1963)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Feb 26, 2014 From 4 Star Films

Directed by Jean Luc Godard and starring an international cast including Brigitte Bardot, Michel Piccoli, Jack Palance, and Fritz Lang, this film within a film is Godard?s personal examination of the cinematic world. It opens with the shooting of a scene only to have the camera turn to face on the a... Read full article


Godard Forever: The Cinephiliac on Contempt

By Brandy Dean on Jan 30, 2014 From Pretty Clever Films

Did you know that regular Pretty Clever Films contributor?Toyiah Murray?also has her blog,?The Cinephiliac? It’s true! While Pretty Clever Films has been covering?Godard Forever: Part One, the lavish Godard retro screening at the TIFF Bell Lightbox, Toyiah has been covering Godard’s earl... Read full article


Contempt (1963) (2)

By Lesley Coffin on Dec 10, 2013 From Pretty Clever Films

It?s always interesting when a film director is cast in a film.? It is a very intentional element to the film, not only reminding the audience of that director?s role in film history, but also the personal connection one director can have with the life and work of another.? Many directors have appea... Read full article


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Quotes from

Camille Javal: I like you better without the hat and cigar.
Paul Javal: I'm just imitating Dean Martin in "Some Came Running."
Camille Javal: Very funny. You don't remind me of Dean Martin, but of Martin and the ass. Don't you know the story about Martin and the ass?
Paul Javal: No.
Camille Javal: One day Martin went to Baghdad to buy himself a flying carpet. And a merchant sold him a very pretty one. Martin sat down on the carpet, but it didn't fly. "Well," said the merchant, "that's not surprising." Are you listening to me?
Paul Javal: Yes.
Camille Javal: "That's not surprising. The carpet will never fly if you think of an ass." "All right," Martin said, "I just won't think of an ass." But then he couldn't stop thinking of an ass! And the carpet wouldn't fly.
Paul Javal: I don't see what that has to do with me.
Camille Javal: That's exactly what I mean.


Paul Javal: I'll tell you the story of Ramakrishna and his disciple. Ramakrishna was a Hindu wise man. And he had a disciple who had absolutely no faith in his teachings. So the disciple went off all by himself. Fifteen years later, he came back and said, "I have found the Way!" He told Ramakrishna, "Come, and I will show you." Then he took Ramakrishna to a river. And the disciple went back and forth across the river, walking on water. "See?" he told Ramakrishna. "I can cross the river without getting wet! I have found the Way!" Then Ramakrishna said to him, "You're a complete ass. With one rupee and a boat, I've been doing the same thing for years!"


Paul Javal: Was that smile mocking or tender?
Camille Javal: [smiling] Tender.
Paul Javal: Answer me, then.
Camille Javal: If it were true, I'd tell you. A woman can always find excuses. But you're a stupid sod sometimes.
Paul Javal: Bad language doesn't suit you.
Camille Javal: Doesn't it? Just listen. Asshole... fuck... shit... goddammit... bastard... bollocks... bloody hassle. You still think it doesn't suit me?


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Facts about

Godard was forced into shooting in CinemaScope.
Jean-Luc Godard was actively seeking out a film project he could do with Brigitte Bardot when he came across Alberto Moravia's novel.
The noticeable color palette of the film - red, white and blue - represents both the French and the American flags.
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