Old (Film) School: Contempt by Jean Luc Godard

      In my younger days I studied film at the undergraduate and graduate level.  I eventually dropped out and got a Master of Science instead.  I still have the itch to write though. The following is a capsule review that was an assignment from one of my classes.  Needless to say, I wasn’t a fan of Contempt. Give it a look though, what other film has Brigitte Bardot, Jack Palance and Fritz Lang together? Crazy casting, oh yes.


    Originally written on December 18, 2002:

Contempt(1963) by Jean Luc Godard is a film that grapples with love in an unconvincing manner. The characters interact as if they are the sole entities on Earth. The disintegration of love mirrors an adolescent romance, instead of the multifaceted turbulence that usually occurs when an affair ends. This film should be appreciated for its’ innovative format, instead of the fallacy of love that it affords.