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The blood of a poet, a film by Jean Cocteau; translated from the French by Lily Pons.

Title
The blood of a poet, a film by Jean Cocteau; translated from the French by Lily Pons.
Publication
New York, Bodley Press, 1949]

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Additional Authors
  • Cocteau, Jean, 1889-1963
  • Pons, Lily, 1898-1976
  • Bodley Press, publisher.
  • Laurel Printing Company Inc., printer.
Description
53 p. illus.; 21 x 25 cm.
Summary
"A realistic documentary of unreal situations" reads the introductory card of Jean Cocteau's debut film. 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) 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.
Uniform Title
Sang d'un poète (Motion picture)
Subjects
Genre/Form
Screenplays
Note
  • "A Hugo edition."
Processing Action (note)
  • committed to retain
LCCN
^^^49050074^
OCLC
  • 2512379
  • SCSB-12434768
Owning Institutions
Harvard Library