A video essay on Jean-Luc Godard’s Contempt (Brigitte Bardot) and Jean-Jacques Beineix’s Diva (Wilhelmenia Fernandez), and how they exemplify the modernist interest in the real vs. the classical ideal and the postmodern skepticism towards the existence of the real, respectively. The essay was written by Jimmy Weaver, edited by Christopher Heron and narrated by David J. Phillips.
This video essay was first published in April of 2013.
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