In which I attempt to watch every film in The Criterion Collection and end up watching a lot that aren't. Click here for the rating system.



"Brigitte Bardot in the New Wave."

Contempt is heaped on main character Paul Javal, played by Michel Piccoli by his wife Bardot in this film, but if you think this is the only reason for the title, look deeper.
Jean Luc Godard's sixth film is also a criticism of American film practices. His use of soundtrack and color filters flaunt standard practice. He casts director Fritz Lang as himself and depicts his struggle as an artist against money-hungry American producer played by Jack Palance.

A helpful review I enjoyed reading.

Favorite moments: Bardot in the garden with book, Picolli's lame joke, swimming, fight in apartment, etc, etc.


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