037: Contempt (1963)

An ambiguous, allegorical film about relationship and cultural friction. One of Godard’s most revered flicks and one which really starts to illustrate his passion for the mechanics of cinema and self reflexivity. A staggeringly good first half made up of colouring and one-take sequences. Brigitte Bardot is a frustrating watch, but a beautiful and captivating watch nonetheless.

THE GOOD: Fritz Lang playing Fritz Lang. Best Austrian director ever? Yep.

THE BAD: It’s a Godard film done proper and that’s something a lot of people just can’t get on board with. I can, mind.

THE UGLY: An impetuous ending, even by French New Wave standards.

★★★★☆☆

IMDb it.

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