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(1963)

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Producer Joseph E. Levine insisted on the Brigitte Bardot nude scene that opens the film, realizing that it was the only way he could sell a film that he hated.
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Godard called the film "the story of castaways of the Western world...who one day reach a mysterious island, whose mystery is the inexorable lack of mystery."
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Fritz Lang was 73 when he made the film. One of the reasons why he hadn't directed in some years - his last film was The 1,000 Eyes of Dr. Mabuse (1960) - was because he was virtually blind at this stage in his life.
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The argument which takes place between Michel Piccoli and his wife Brigitte Bardot lasts for 34 minutes.
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Originally Jean-Luc Godard wanted to have Kim Novak and Frank Sinatra as the two leads but both actors turned it down. Producer Carlo Ponti suggested his wife Sophia Loren with her frequent co-star Marcello Mastroianni, but Godard turned down that idea.
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The noticeable color palette of the film - red, white and blue - represents both the French and the American flags.
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Jean-Luc Godard had been curious about making a big budget production. This more than satisfied his experience (he hated making the film).
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Godard was forced into shooting in CinemaScope.
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Filming was frequently interrupted by chasing off members of the paparazzi who were desperate to take photos of Brigitte Bardot, then one of the biggest stars in the world.
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The seventh most successful film in 1963 at the French box office - a disappointment for Brigitte Bardot but Jean-Luc Godard's biggest commercial success.
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Jean-Luc Godard was very dismissive of the source material - Alberto Moravia's novel 'Il Disprezzo' - calling it "a nice vulgar read for a train journey".
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Handwritten manuscript of "Le Mépris" was sold 29th May 2013 by Artcurial in Paris for 144,300 euros. The owner was Ghislain Dussart.
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Jeremy's unusual house on the island of Capri was designed by Italian architect Adalberto Libera, who is better known for his large civic buildings. It was built in the early 1940s.
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Between 1959 and 1967, Jean-Luc Godard made an unprecedented 15 movies, of which Contempt (1963) was the sixth.
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Jean-Luc Godard was actively seeking out a film project he could do with Brigitte Bardot when he came across Alberto Moravia's novel.
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This marks the first and only time that Jean-Luc Godard worked with American backers.
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Contrary to the myth that Jean-Luc Godard makes films without a screenplay, there was a script for Contempt (1963) and it ran to 132 pages.
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