The Contempt

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Le Mepris or The Contempt as its english title is, is a film directed by Jean-Luc Godard. It stars Brigitte Bardot, Michel Piccoli and Fritz Lang (playing himself). It's about an American film producer Jeremy Prokosch, who hires the Austrian director Fritz Lang to direct the film adaptation of Homer's Odyssey. However, being dissatisfied by the film he hires Paul Javal (Piccoli) to rework the script. Then we witness the conflict between artistic expression and commercial opportunity while Paul estranges himself from his wife, Camille. 

It's a film not about relationships but also about the relationship between humans and the gods. We continually see the comparison between the ancient greek gods, such as Athena and Poseidon with the leading actors and they gradually become more than average people. They become gods in the story of Odysseus, who has to face many difficulties in order to return to his home. This is also a film about betrayal. First the deceptions of the American producer, then the infidelity of Camille and finally Javal's decision to accept the job of writing the script of the movie.

Apart from the plot and the dreamy music of the movie another thing that caught my attention was the clothes of Brigitte Bardot, who incarnates the ultimate 60s icon in the film industry. Stripes, midi skirts and headbands are a few of the trends that we still see nowadays in the catwalk. But let's take a closer look..

Pastel Dress


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