Brigitte Bardot, Jack Palance, Michel Piccoli, Fritz Lang
Director : Jean Luc Goddard Production Company : Les Films Concordia, Rome Paris Films, Compagnia Cinematogra Region : ITALY
Palance is hired to beef up a screenplay about Odysseus, while falling out of love with Bardot. Is he mad? Well, I think this is the plot. I can tell you that the title, whose e should embrace an acute accent, means contempt or disregard.
Stills by SJ
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mepr001. Palance overlooking the Gulf of Salerno.
mepr002. High up on the east coast of Capri on the Punta Massullo
mepr003. Not a reel street but a reel path, halfway between villa Iovis and Capri Town.
mepr004. Casa Malaparte, built during the onset of WWII, by Adalberto Libera for Curzio Malaparte
mepr004n. Well nobody took up the challenge after a year and a half (and I don't blame that someone as it's quite a walk) so here's a replacement now after my initially poor effort. SJ (Modern Photo Added: 19-10-2012)
mepr005. Bardot standing on the roof of the Casa Malaparte with the Sorrentine peninsula in the background.
mepr006. Extraodinary reversed pyramidal stairs leading to the roof.
mepr006n. Again the angle's wrong but otherwise it's not too bad an effort. This is a view to be found if one takes the circular Via Matermania from Capri Town. SJ (Modern Photo Added: 19-10-2012)
mepr007. A reward for climbing those stairs? A nice curving wall.
mepr007n. The wall's been painted in the 50 year interim. SJ (Modern Photo Added: 19-10-2012)
mepr008. No silly me, a better reward after all.
mepr008n. No chance for that reward! SJ (Modern Photo Added: 19-10-2012)
mepr009. Palance and Bardot with I Faraglioni in the background.
mepr010. The stairs cut into the rock leading to the sea.
mepr010n. From a distance. SJ (Modern Photo Added: 19-10-2012)