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Film Stills Vol. 02 – Le Sang d’un Poète, 1930 — Jean Cocteau

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The Blood of a Poet (French: Le Sang d’un Poète) (1930) is an avant-garde film directed by Jean Cocteau and financed by Charles de Noailles. Photographer Lee Miller made her only film appearance in this movie, which features an appearance by the famed aerialist Barbette. It is the first part of the Orphic Trilogy, which is continued in Orphée (1950) and concludes with the Testament of Orpheus (1960).

The Blood of a Poet was funded by Charles, Vicomte de Noailles, who gave Cocteau 1,000,000 francs to make it. Cocteau invited the Vicomte and his wife Marie-Laure de Noailles, along with several of their friends, to appear in a scene at a theatre party. In the scene, they talked among themselves and, on cue, began applauding. Upon seeing the completed film, they were horrified to learn that they were applauding a game of cards that ended with a suicide, which had been filmed separately. They refused to let Cocteau release the film with their scene included, so Cocteau re-shot it with the famed female impersonator Barbette and some extras.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Blood_of_a_Poet

More about Jean Cocteau: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Cocteau

Weight 30 g
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Publication Date

2016

Language

English, French

Pages

20

Dimensions

215.9 x 139.7mm (Half Letter)

Binding

Sewn Bound

Process

Laser

Ink

Monochromatic

Edition Size

30

Extras

Colored Paper

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