Friday, March 19, 2010

Villa Malaparte, Capri - Adalberto Libera and Curzio Malaparte

The Villa Malaparte on the Mediterranean isle of Capri “is as much a house as it is a sundeck.”

When I posted it here before I mentioned that it featured in a Jean-Luc Godard film, Le Mepris (i.e., Contempt), starring Brigitte Bardot and the house.  Of the film itself, Godard declared:

    “Rome is the modern world, the West. Capri represents the world of antiquity, of
nature before the advent of civilisation ... In short, the title of Le Mepris
could have been Remembrance of Homer.”

Here are a wee clips from that film showing both house and Bardot.  Not a bad combination, I’m sure you’ll agree. (Incidentally, “the old guy” in the clips is veteran director Fritz Lang, one of Ayn Rand’s favourites.)

Remember, this was intended for the big screen, so for the full effect open it up to Full Screen.

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