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The Resource Jean Cocteau's Orphic trilogy, The blood of a poet | Orpheus | Testament of Orpheus, (videorecording)

Jean Cocteau's Orphic trilogy, The blood of a poet | Orpheus | Testament of Orpheus, (videorecording)

Label
Jean Cocteau's Orphic trilogy, The blood of a poet | Orpheus | Testament of Orpheus
Title
Jean Cocteau's Orphic trilogy
Title part
  • The blood of a poet
  • Orpheus
  • Testament of Orpheus
Title variation
Orphic trilogy
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • fre
  • eng
  • fre
Summary
1. Jean Cocteau turns the Orpheus legend into a story of a poet and his encounter with death and the middle world. 2. An artist is driven mad by the sight of his own blood and a drawing of a mouth that seems to come to life. The combination sends him off on a series of bizarre adventures that strive to explain how artists become obsessed with their own works. 3. In his last film Cocteau portrays an 18th century poet who travels through time on a quest for divine wisdom. In a mysterious wasteland, he meets several symbolic phantoms that bring about his death and resurrection. The film finished the circle of the journey begun in Blood of a Poet, exploring the torturous relationship between the artist and his creations
Related
Member of
Cataloging source
SDE
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Settings, montage and commentary by Jean Cocteau (Disc 1). Written and directed by Jean Cocteau (Disc 2 and 3). Music by Georges Auric
Dewey number
791.4372
Language note
In French with optional new English subtitle translation
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.O6373 2000
PerformerNote
Lee Miller, Enrique Rivero, Jean Desbordes, Feral Benga (Disc 1). Jean Marais, François Périer, Maria Casarès, Maria Dea, Henri Cremieux, Juliette Greco, Roger Blin, Edouard Dermithe, Maurice Carnege, Rene Worms, Pierre Bertin, Jacques Varennes, Jean-Pierre Melville (Disc 2). Jean Cocteau, Edouard Dermithe, Jean Marais, Maria Casares, Charles Aznavour, Yul Brynner, Francoise Christophe, Nicole Courcel, Henri Cramieux, Daniel Gelin, Jean-Pierre Leaud, Pablo Picasso, Francois Perier (Disc 3)
Runtime
80
Series statement
Criterion collection DVD videodiscs
Series volume
66-69
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Jean Cocteau's Orphic trilogy, The blood of a poet | Orpheus | Testament of Orpheus, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Special features: Edgardo Cozarinsky's 1984 documentary Jean Cocteau, autoportrait d'un Inconnu; Villa Santo Sospir, a color film by Cocteau featuring many of the locations used in Testament of Orpheus; a gallery of photos from The Blood of a poet; a collection of Cocteau's writings on the trilogy; a Cocteau bibliofilmography
  • "The Classic collection, a joint venture between Janus Films and Home Vision Cinema."
Color
black and white
Contents
  • Testament of Orpheus
  • (1959, 80 min.)
  • Le sang d'un poete
  • =
  • The blood of a poet
  • (1930, 50 min.)
  • Orphée =
  • Orpheus
  • (1949, 95 min.)
  • Le testament d'Orphée =
Control code
ocm48805174
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. in container.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Limited ed.
Extent
3 videodiscs (225 min.)
Isbn
9780780022508
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
037429148327
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
  • COC050
  • BLO030
  • ORP020
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)48805174
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Jean Cocteau's Orphic trilogy, The blood of a poet | Orpheus | Testament of Orpheus, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Special features: Edgardo Cozarinsky's 1984 documentary Jean Cocteau, autoportrait d'un Inconnu; Villa Santo Sospir, a color film by Cocteau featuring many of the locations used in Testament of Orpheus; a gallery of photos from The Blood of a poet; a collection of Cocteau's writings on the trilogy; a Cocteau bibliofilmography
  • "The Classic collection, a joint venture between Janus Films and Home Vision Cinema."
Color
black and white
Contents
  • Testament of Orpheus
  • (1959, 80 min.)
  • Le sang d'un poete
  • =
  • The blood of a poet
  • (1930, 50 min.)
  • Orphée =
  • Orpheus
  • (1949, 95 min.)
  • Le testament d'Orphée =
Control code
ocm48805174
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. in container.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Limited ed.
Extent
3 videodiscs (225 min.)
Isbn
9780780022508
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
037429148327
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
  • COC050
  • BLO030
  • ORP020
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)48805174
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD

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