Jean-Luc Godard script brings 80% increase to Artcurial


2015-06-26 13:17:56


Jean-Luc Godard script brings 80% increase to Artcurial

French director Jean-Luc Godard's handwritten script for Contempt sells for $187,000

The handwritten script for French-Swiss filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard's Contempt has sold with spectacular results at Paris-based auction house Artcurial.

Contempt Godard BardotThe relationship between Bardot's character and her husband is said to be similar to that of Godard and his wife, Anna Karina

The 59-page screen play was originally valued at $77,500-103,000, but soon soared past this to bring an outstanding $186,800 on May 28- an 81% increase in value on the high estimate.

Contempt is Godard's 1963 film starring Brigitte Bardot, in which an American film producer, who is attempting to make a film adaptation of Homer's Odyssey, experiences the conflict between artistic expression and commercial opportunity.

The script was reportedly consigned by a photographer friend of Bardot.

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