Jean-Luc Godard's CONTEMPT Movie Poster * BRIDGET BARDOT * 27" x 40" Rare 1998 NEW : Large Wall Size : 27" inches wide by 40" inches high. Original Official USA * Re-Release Version * Advance Release Advertising Poster for the January 1998 Limited Re-Release of the 1963 classic French New Wave film " Contempt " Written ( based on the Alberto Moravia novel ) and directed by Jean-Luc Godard and featuring a beautiful and sensual color portrait graphic illustration of Bridget Bardot. Contempt (French: Le Mépris) is a 1963 film directed by Jean-Luc Godard, based on the Italian novel " Il disprezzo " (1954) by Alberto Moravia. > American film producer Jeremy Prokosch (Jack Palance) hires respected Austrian director Fritz Lang (playing himself) to direct a film adaptation of Homer's Odyssey. Dissatisfied with Lang's treatment of the material as an art film, Prokosch hires Paul Javal (Michel Piccoli), a novelist and playwright, to rework the script. The conflict between artistic expression and commercial opportunity parallels Paul's sudden estrangement from his wife Camille Javal (Brigitte Bardot), who becomes aloof with Paul after being left alone with Prokosch, a millionaire playboy. While founded on Moravia's story of the progressive estrangement between a husband and wife, Godard's version also contains deliberate parallels with aspects of his own life: while Paul, Camille, and Prokosch correspond to Odysseus, Penelope, and Poseidon, respectively, they also correspond in some ways with Godard, his wife Anna Karina (his choice of female lead), and Joseph E. Levine, the film's distributor. At one point, Bardot dons a black wig which gives her a resemblance to Karina. Michel Piccoli also bears some resemblance to Brigitte Bardot's ex-husband and svengali, the filmmaker Roger Vadim. Also notable in the film is a discussion of Dante — particularly Canto XVI of Inferno, about Ulysses' last fatal voyage beyond the Pillars of Hercules to the other side of the world — and Friedrich Hölderlin's poem, "Dichterberuf" ("The Poet's Vocation"). Italian film producer Carlo Ponti approached Jean Luc Godard to discuss a possible collaboration; Godard suggested an adaptation of Moravia's novel Il disprezzo (originally translated into English with the title A Ghost at Noon) in which he saw Kim Novak and Frank Sinatra as the leads; they refused. Ponti suggested Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni, whom Godard refused. Finally, Bardot was chosen, because of the producer's insistence that the profits might be increased by displaying her famously sensual body. This provided the film's opening scene, filmed by Godard as a typical mockery of the cinema business with tame nudity. In the film, Godard cast himself as Lang's assistant director, and characteristically has Lang expound many of Godard's New Wave theories and opinions. Contempt was filmed in and occurs entirely in Italy, with location shooting at the Cinecittà studios in Rome and the Casa Malaparte on Capri island. In a notable sequence, the characters played by Piccoli and Bardot wander through their apartment alternately arguing and reconciling. Godard filmed the scene as an extended series of tracking shots, in natural light and in near real-time. This New Original Poster is Printed in Brilliant Razor-sharp 6 color production on thick advertising poster stock paper. *NOTE : this Original Poster is a Pre-folded poster that has been gently folded 4 ways from the factory * Will be carefully rolled and shipped in a heavy duty tube and shipped Priority Mail with Delivery Confirmation / Tracking. This Original Poster is in New Condition. This is a very beautiful , Rare , Contempt / Jean-Luc Godard / Bridget Bardot Collectors item of a unique dramatic film that is considered a classic of world cinema , ready for framing , or simply hang as is. Great for an Apartment or Den , Movie room or Dorm room. Please email with any questions before purchasing if you are unsure about something. We ONLY accept Money Orders , Cashiers Checks or U.S. Cash as payment ( we do NOT accept personal checks or online payment at all ). Please email about local pick-up , we are located in NYC in Times Square. All International Customers MUST email us before purchasing this item.