French Cinema

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“Orphée” by Jean Cocteau – 1950

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Orphée [Jean Cocteau], film français en noir et blanc de Jean Cocteau, réalisé en 1950.Un Classique du Cinéma Français avec Jean Marais (top qualité !)       

 

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 Source: angelfire.com

“Jean Cocteau’s Orpheus Jean Cocteau’s film Orpheus was released in France in 1949. The actors include: Jean Marais (as Orpheus), Maria Casarès (as the Princess of Death), Marie Déa (as Eurydice), and François Périer (as Heurtibise). The film was written and directed by Jean Cocteau. The cinematography was by Nicolas Hayer, music by Georges Auric, and the film was produced by Emil Darbon.The film is based on the legend of Orpheus. Cocteau narrates an introduction to the film, in which he tells us that, according to legend, Orpheus was a remarkable singer. Orpheus was distracted by his own songs when his wife Eurydice died, and he then descended into Hades where he was reunited with her. They were allowed to leave Hades, on the condition that he not look back at her as they were leaving. But he looked back at her, and she was lost to him forever… Continue reading

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January 17, 2008 Posted by | Fantastique, Les Années '50 | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment