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Title Contempt = Le mépris [(DVD) videorecording] / a film by Jean-Luc Godard ; Georges de Beauregard and Carlo Ponti produced it for Rome-Paris Films, Films Concordia, and Compagnia Cinematografia Champion.

Edition Special edition.
Publication Info. [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, [2002]
Location Call No. Status
 95th Street Adult DVD Foreign Films  FRENCH CON    AVAILABLE
 Nichols Adult DVD Foreign Films  FRENCH CON    AVAILABLE
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Description 2 videodiscs (104 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Series Criterion collection ; 171
Classic collection
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 171.
Classic collection (Chicago, Ill.)
System Details DVD, region 1, widescreen (2.35:1) presentation, enhanced for 16:9 widescreen televisions; RSDL dual-layer; Dolby digital 1.0.
Language French or English dialogue, optional English subtitles.
Cast Brigitte Bardot, Michel Piccoli, Jack Palance, Giorgia Moll, Fritz Lang.
Credits Cinematography, Raoul Coutard; editor, Agnès Guillemot; music, Georges Delerue.
Note Credits from English subtitles.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1963.
Based on the novel Il disprezzo by Alberto Moravia.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
Summary On Capri, an Italian crew makes a German film of Homer's Odyssey; Fritz Lang directs with American money. Prokosch, the producer, with his sneer and red Alfa, holds art films in contempt and hires writer Javal to help Lang commercialize the picture. Against this backdrop, Javal's marriage to Camille, a young former typist, disintegrates. It opens with the couple talking in bed, she asking assurance that he finds her attractive. Later that day he introduces her to Prokosch, and, unawares, blunders unforgivably. The rest of the film portrays her, in their apartment and in public, expressing her hurt and change of heart and his slow grasp of the source of her contempt.
Note Features: Disc one: audio commentary by film scholar Robert Stam. Disc two: The dinosaur and the baby (1967): a conversation between Jean-Luc Godard and Fritz Lang (60 min.); Encounter with Fritz Lang (1963): a short film by Peter Fleischmann; two 1963 documentaries by Jacques Rozier featuring Godard on the set of Contempt: Bardot et Godard and Paparazzi; Jean-Luc Godard interview excerpt from the French television program Cinepanorama (1964); interview with cinematographer Raoul Coutard (2002); original theatrical trailer.
For specific features see interactive menu.
Subject Godard, Jean-Luc, 1930- -- Interviews.
Lang, Fritz, 1890-1976 -- Interviews.
Coutard, Raoul -- Interviews.
Man-woman relationships -- Italy -- Capri Island -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Screenwriters -- Italy -- Capri Island -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Genre Feature films.
Motion pictures France.
Added Author Godard, Jean-Luc, 1930-
Bardot, Brigitte.
Piccoli, Michel, 1925-2020
Palance, Jack, 1919-2006.
Moll, Giorgia, 1938-
Lang, Fritz, 1890-1976.
Coutard, Raoul.
Moravia, Alberto, 1907-1990. Disprezzo.
Rome Paris Films.
Films Concordia (Paris, France)
Compagnia Cinematografica Champion.
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Added Title Contempt
ISBN 0780026179
Standard No. 037429173121
Music No. CON110 Criterion Collection
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