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

Imprint [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, c2002.

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 Moore Video  PN1997 .M4346 2002    Available  Ask at Circulation Desk
Edition Special ed.
Description 2 videodiscs (104 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Series Criterion collection ; 171
Classic collection
Criterion collection ; 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 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 (8 min.) and Paparazzi (18 min.); Jean-Luc Godard interview excerpt from the French television program Cinepanorama (1964); interview with cinematographer Raoul Coutard (2002); original theatrical trailer.
Subject Godard, Jean-Luc, 1930- -- Interviews.
Lang, Fritz, 1890-1976 -- Interviews.
Coutard, Raoul -- Interviews.
Man-woman relationships -- Italy -- Capri Island -- Drama.
Screenwriters -- Italy -- Capri Island -- Drama.
Motion picture industry -- Drama.
Genre/Form Feature films.
Fiction films.
Film adaptations.
Motion pictures, French.
DVD-Video discs.
Added Author Godard, Jean-Luc, 1930-
Beauregard, Georges de.
Ponti, Carlo, 1912-2007.
Bardot, Brigitte.
Piccoli, Michel, 1925-
Palance, Jack, 1919-2006.
Moll, Giorgia, 1938-
Lang, Fritz, 1890-1976.
Coutard, Raoul.
Delerue, Georges, 1925-1992. Composer.
Moravia, Alberto, 1907-1990. Disprezzo.
Rome Paris Films.
Films Concordia (Paris, France)
Compagnia Cinematografica Champion.
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Added Title Mépris (Motion picture)
ISBN 0780026179
Standard No. 037429173121
Music No. CON110 Criterion Collection