Contempt was so different, which actually makes it not any different from all the films we have been watching, but specifically I noticed a few elements in the film that had to do with the framing of scenes, the theme and foreshadow, and the way the scenes set up the perspective.
The framing was prevalent in the house and there was definitely a lot of parts that just signaled to the failing relationship between the two. Whenever they were in the shot together, the depth of the multiple doors and walls gave the idea that the two were always separated whether it be physically or mentally.
There was a lot of foreshadowing of some tragedy happening, I noticed. The first signal was the line where Paul told Camille that he loved her tragically. Then there was their interpretation of the Odyssey and how Ulysses killed Penelope’s suitors. During the scene where she leaves for the movies, he pulls out a gun. When he catches Camille kissing Jeremy, he walks down the steps where the wall was completely red, and there was an appearance of the gun once again. It becomes blatantly obvious that something is going to go wrong.
Finally: perceptions. The way the props are used and the way they are filmed and framed seems to mean more than the dialogue sometimes. The film enjoys using scenes where one person is clearly in the shot talking to someone that is not seen. This creates the rift mentioned before of the broken relationship. The characters are not seeing each other face to face, they are simply speaking empty words to each other. The whole of this film conveys the one theme of detachment between the two characters.
I thoroughly enjoyed the film. The weird usage of color and editing did throw me for a loop but overall after discussion, I understood the purpose of the film. Thank you for listening to my attempt on analyzing the film!