Contempt

  • 1963
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

A profoundly sad yet beautiful fable about the cinema, CONTEMPT is the story of Paul Javal (Michel Piccoli), a former writer of detective stories who has become a screenwriter of little consequence. He claims that he longs to write for the stage but he believes that his beautiful young wife, Camille (Brigitte Bardot), expects more financial rewards than...read more

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Screenwriter Paul Javal's marriage to his wife Camille disintegrates during movie production as she spends time with the producer. Layered conflicts between art and business ensue.

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(Movie Clip) A Story Of That World
Ever unorthodox Jean-Luc Godard narrates his own credits, the opening to his 1964 movie-business tale Contempt, starring Brigitte Bardot, Michel Picco (more…)
(Movie Clip) I Like Gods
Unhappy producer Prokosch (Jack Palance) and writer Paul (Michel Piccoli) drop in on Fritz Lang (playing himself) and screening his fictional Odysseus (more…)
(Movie Clip) I'll Grab A Taxi
Big-shot Prokosch (Jack Palance) insists that Camille (Brigitte Bardot) ride with him and husband Paul (Michel Piccoli) is happy to grab a cab, in a k (more…)
(Movie Clip) I'm Sure You Lied
Paul (Michel Piccoli) grills wife Camille (Brigitte Bardot, in a wig) about the half-hour she spent alone with a movie producer, photography by Raoul (more…)
(Movie Clip) Totally, Tenderly, Tragically
Artsy director Jean-Luc Godard makes no explanation for his lighting in this scene introducing principals Camille (Brigitte Bardot) and Paul (Michel P (more…)

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