Weekend Reading: Revisiting Jean-Luc Godard's "Contempt," 50 Years Later

Weekend Reading: Revisiting Jean-Luc Godard's "Contempt," 50 Years Later

If you're in NYC, you have to go see Jean-Luc Godard's Contempt, which is playing at Film Forum from tonight until Thursday, September 19. Writing for the Village Voice, Stephanie Zacharek has a brilliant reading of Godards's exploration of filmmaking, love, and the relationship between commerce and art. She homes in on French sex kitten Brigitte Bardot's role in the drama, and the results are illuminating.

During the time when you aren't seeing Contempt, catch up on your weekend reading:

You know who loves Sylvester Stallone? Rob Zombie, that's who. Noel Murray, at the Dissolve, has the story.

Reading about Ariel Castro is a difficult thing. Writing must be even harder, so salute to Amy Davidson for this vital piece from the New Yorker.

What's going to replace anti-heroes as the driving engine of prestige TV? Alyssa Rosenberg, for Think Progress, says Trojan Horse Television is the answer. She cites Ray Donovan and Orange Is the New Black as examples.

Vince Gilligan, the creator of Breaking Bad, cut his teeth writing for The X-Files. For the 20th anniversary of that landmark sci-fi series, Brian Phillips has this sweet remembrance for Grantland.

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