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Le Sang d'un poète [videorecording] = The blood of a poet /
spectacle, montage, et commentaires de Jean Cocteau.
imprint
[Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, c2000.
description
1 videodisc (116 min.) : sd., b&w and col. ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN
0780023072 :, 0780023161 (set)
format(s)
DVD
Holdings
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imprint
[Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, c2000.
isbn
0780023072 :
0780023161 (set)
standard identifier
037429147429
publisher #
BLO030
COC050
credits note
Cinematography, Georges Périnal ; music, Georges Auric.
general note
"Janus Films, Canal+ Image International."
1.33:1 aspect ratio.
Includes: Jean Cocteau : autoportrait d'un inconnu = Jean Cocteau = autobiography of an unknown artist / scénario, Edgardo Cozarinsky sur une idée de Carole Weisweiller ; réalisation, Edgardo Cozarinsky. 1984 (66 min.).
Originally released as a motion picture in 1930.
Part 1 of Jean Cocteau's Orphic trilogy.
Special features: collection of rare and behind-the-scenes photos; a transcript of Cocteau's lecture given at a 1932 screening of The blood of a poet and a 1946 essay on the film by Cocteau; and a Cocteau bibliography/filmography.
performer
Cast: Lee Miller (statue), Enrique Rivero (poet), Jean Desbordes (Louis XV friend), Féral Benga (black angel), Pauline Carton, Odette Talazac, Fernand Dichamps, Lucien Jager, Barbette.
abstract
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.
language note
In French with optional English subtitles and intertitles.
catalogue key
5085224
technical details
DVD; Dolby digital mono.

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