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The Blood of a Poet (1932) (Le sang d'un poète)

The Blood of a Poet                                  (1932)
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Jean Desbordes Jean Desbordes
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Fernand Dichamps Fernand Dichamps
Lucien Jager Lucien Jager
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The Blood of a Poet

1 year, 5 months ago at Dec 7 19:26
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The Blood of a Poet is surreal, artistic film that moves and breathes like a piece of diegetic poetry and synthesizes mythology. The film builds itself around an artist’s creativity and the myth of Orpheus, chops itself into four chapters, and a series of oneiric images add disorientating flavor. This film may lack the anchor that later Jean Cocteau films like Beauty and the Beast would contain ... read more
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Description: Jean Cocteau uses dream imagery to explore poetry, artistic creation, memory, death, and rebirth in four separate fantasy sequences. In the first scene, an artist confronts his creations when they take on a life of their own. In the second, he dives through a mirror (a primitive but startling effect Cocteau refines for Orpheus) and into a skewed hall where every door reveals a fantastic dream scene. The third sequence finds a gang of boys turning a snowball fight into a cruel war, and in the last an audience gathers to witness a dead boy's resurrection amidst a strange card game. These descriptions do little to communicate the p ... (more)
Release date: 20 May 2010
UPC: 037429148327
Tags: 1930s (4), Experimental (4), France (4), 1932 (3), Surrealism (3), Mind (2), Reality (2), Fantasy (2), Drama (2), French (2), Creativity (2), Dreaming (2), 1930 (2), (2), Journeying (2), MMG (1), Spiritual Cinema (1), Foreign Language (1), Camus’ Sisyphus (1), Transformations (1)
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The Blood of a Poet

“The Blood of a Poet is surreal, artistic film that moves and breathes like a piece of diegetic poetry and synthesizes mythology. The film builds itself around an artist’s creativity and the myth of Orpheus, chops itself into four chapters, and a series of oneiric images add disorientating flavor. This film may lack the anchor that later Jean Cocteau films like Beauty and the Beast would contain to provide a grounding reason for the hallucinatory and beautiful images, but it’s still a knockout of a debut.   At times it can feel as though the images are a flurry of strangeness that signify nothing so much as mere peculiarities, but that is a surface reaction to the film. Yes, sometimes the images and their connection to the loosely defined narrative are incomprehensible to anyone but ” read more

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