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  Jean Cocteau - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
To Cocteau's distress and Paley's life-long regret, the fetus was aborted.
Cocteau is also rumored to have carried on a relationship with Panama Al Brown, a boxer he managed during the 1930's [2], but no docomented evidence of the reality of this relationship exists.
During his life Cocteau was commander of the Legion of Honor, Member of the Mallarmé Academy, German Academy (Berlin), American Academy, Mark Twain (U.S.A) Academy, Honorary President of the Cannes film festival, Honorary President of the France-Hungary Association and President of the jazz Academy and of the Academy of the Disc.
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 Jean Cocteau - Wikipedia
Seine Freundschaft zu Jean Marais veranlasst ihn, diesem Rollen auf den Leib zu schreiben.
Wegen einer Opiumvergiftung musste Cocteau, der lange Jahre drogenabhängig war, medizinisch behandelt werden.
Cocteau war bisexuell und hatte neben Beziehungen zu Männern auch mehrere Beziehungen mit Frauen, darunter Natalie Paley, einer Romanow-Prinzessin.
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 Movies | Poetry in motion
Jean Cocteau, who died in 1963 (at age 74), was a prophetic critic of the kind of fantasy cinema that rakes in 2003 dollars: "The public expects fairies, or at least, in default of fairies, it expects what in modern parlance is termed evasion, escape.
Cocteau entrusted the direction of his script for Les enfants terribles (based on his own novel) to Jean-Pierre Melville, and the film, an astonishing one-of-a-kind masterpiece, accomplishes the strange feat of being at once faithful to and far from Cocteau.
Cocteau was a man of the theater who loved actors and acting, and the performances in his films are a crucial part of their texture.
www.bostonphoenix.com /boston/movies/documents/03327816.asp   (1080 words)

 Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
Cocteau was a "time-man": above and beyond his Symbolist games, his taste for alternating between death and resurrection and for playful, childlike inversions of cinema’s twenty-four-images-per-second film speed, this second Orpheus realized early on that the primary subject for art in his century, unused to date because inaccessible, was Time.
Cocteau’s "tinkering" with the representation of time and duration, his multiplication of mirror images in order to bring back to life or to make doubles of desirable bodies (whether schoolboys, angels or sailors) not only foreshadowed our own era but made pictures of it, put it on show.
Jean Cocteau was designed by the Pompidou Centre, Paris; overall curatorship was provided by Dominique Païni (director of the Département du développement culturel) with the assistance of François Nemer (joint curator of the Département du développement culturel) and Isabelle Monod-Fontaine (associate director of the Musée national d'art moderne).
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 NationMaster.com - Encyclopedia: Jean Cocteau
An abortion is the termination of a pregnancy associated with the discharge of an embryo or a fetus.
Jean Marais photo taken by Carl Van Vechten, 1947 Jean Marais, born Jean-Alfred Villain-Marais (December 11, 1913 - November 8, 1998) was a French actor, and the lover of Jean Cocteau.
To Cocteau's distress and Paley's lifelong regret, the fetus was aborted due to the intervention of Marie-Laure de Noailles, the eccentric arts patron who had loved Cocteau as a young woman and was determined to ruin his new romance.
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 MSN Encarta - Jean Cocteau
Jean Cocteau (1889-1963), French poet, novelist, dramatist, designer, and filmmaker, whose versatility, unconventionality, and enormous output brought him international acclaim.
In 1909 Cocteau met Russian impresario Sergei Diaghilev, who had moved to Paris with the Ballets Russes.
Cocteau's films, most of which he both wrote and directed, were especially important in introducing surrealism into French cinema.
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 Bright Lights Film Journal | Jean Cocteau: The Orphic Trilogy
Cocteau’s search for his muse is at its most explicit here, with American surrealist Lee Miller portraying a statue that comes to life to open the way to a dreamy netherworld.
Cocteau deserves credit for the cleverness of his special effects (statues coming to life, a little girl levitating), and for the tension between the film’s sophisticated script and images and its often primitive visuals.
Cocteau once said of what he wants from an audience, "I expect a fl silence that is almost as violent as laughter." He wrote this in 1932 about Blood of a Poet (specifically about the "tragic gag" some say he invented), but the phrase applies equally to the series.
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 Jean Cocteau   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Jean Cocteau, so brilliant and polymath that he must be considered the first multimedia virtuoso, made his spectacular debut in the Parisian world of arts and letters during the age of Proust, but then rose to dominate it throughout the next forty years, a golden era in French culture that ended in the 1950s.
In Cocteau's world, life was theatre and theatre life, with every act performed by the poet in full public view.
Automatism was a process that Cocteau himself perfected in OPIUM (1930), a journal of his harrowing withdrawal from drug addiction and an album of his most remarkable drawings.
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 Jean Cocteau Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Jean Cocteau jealously spent a time involved with and interfering in their lives which came to an end with Diaghilev's death in Venice in 1929 and Nijinsky's sad ending in an asylum, dying in 1950.
Cocteau may not have been the easiest, greatest or nicest of men but he had visions, passions and creativity that he continued to express, and this I admire.
For 50 years Jean Marais was one of France's best-known actors, on stage, screen, and television until he died in Cannes of a heart attack at the age of 85 on the 8th November 1998.
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 Jean Cocteau Shop : Dvds & Videos
Cocteau expands upon the cinematic inventiveness first seen in his masterpiece Blood of a Poet with mirrors made of water, living statues, and candelabras fashioned from living arms, transforming a children’s fable into a complex and radiant cinematic classic.
Jean Cocteau's 1940s update of the Orphic myth depicts Orpheus (Jean Marais), a famous poet scorned by the Left Bank youth, and his love for both his wife Eurydice (Marie Déa) and the mysterious Princess (Maria Casarès).
Jean Marais and Yul Brynner, Testament of Orpheus (Le Testament de Orphée) brings full circle the journey Cocteau began in The Blood of a Poet, an exploration of the torturous relationship between the artist and his creations.
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 The films of Jean Cocteau from The New York Film Annex at NYFAVIDEO.COM
Jean Marais is ideally cast as the successful, popular poet who is envied by the younger poets; his conflicts, his desire to renew himself, his feverish listening for signals from the source of mystery, are the substance of the film.
Cocteau's last film was this intense exploration of his life and work, As he explains, "I will present a striptease In which I shed my body to expose my soul".
Cocteau would later claim that this, his first film, was the only one he had ever had complete control over.
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 Jean Cocteau
Jean Cocteau was born in 1889 of moderately artistic, bourgeois parents.
Cocteau was exempted from military duty during World War I. Though he worked for a time in the ambulance service with friends from the Ballet Russe, for him “the greatest battle of the war” (to use his own ill-judged phrase) was the production of Parade in 1917 (4).
Cocteau always claimed that to work, fantasy needed to be rooted in reality, be it that of Belle's sisters hanging up their washing or angels of death riding around on motorbikes.
www.sensesofcinema.com /contents/directors/04/cocteau.html   (5159 words)

 Jean Cocteau
By means of images and unusual characters, Cocteau constructs a universe in which mythology blends with the surreal, where the dividing line between lies and truth becomes blurred.
Cocteau's realization is often stiff and stilted, the work of a visual artist transforming still images into an medium that moves through time, but it's never less than beautiful and evocative.
Jean Cocteau is considered responsible for bringing the French avant-garde to the American public.
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 APR Jan/Feb 2004 Vol. 33/No. 1 | Jean Cocteau
Jean Cocteau (1889­1963) was among the most versatile, talented, and prolific figures in twentieth-century French arts and letters--yet one of the most enigmatic.
Cocteau made his first public appearance in 1907, at the age of 17, in the entourage of the actor Edouard de Max.
Jean Cocteau has long been best known for his plays, including Les Enfants terribles (1929), based on his novel, and for his films adapted from his novels and plays.
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 Jean Cocteau
Jean Cocteau's works reflect the influence of surrealism, psychoanalysis, cubism, Catholic Religion; occasionally they were opium influenced.
Jean Cocteau was born in Maisons-Lafitte into a wealthy Parisian family, which also was politically prominent.
In 1929 Cocteau was hospitalized for opium poison.
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 Jean Cocteau   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Cocteau was born July 5, 1889, in Maisons-Lafitte, France, and was raised primarily in Paris.
Throughout his life, Cocteau craved acceptance and recognition, and seemed to be constantly striving to remain at the forefront of Parisian culture.
Cocteau's obsession with the life of the poet returned to the fore with the 1950 classic Orphée, a surreal adaptation of the Greek myth which won the Grand Prix at the Venice Film Festival.
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 Guardian Unlimited Film | Features | Master mind
And Cocteau knew that in film as in all poetry (Adair says that Cocteau repeated the word "poet" "as obsessively as a navvy will use a four-letter word") fantasy was crucially tied to, and growing out of the wall of reality.
Cocteau was born near Paris in 1889, and he was a notably published author by 1914, a young man who had met Apollinaire and Proust, Picasso and Braque, Stravinsky and Diaghilev.
Cocteau was drawn back to film-making, initially as a screenwriter on Le Baron Fantôme (1943), directed by Serge de Poligny, and L'Éternel Retour (1943), directed by Jean Delannoy.
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 French culture | Cinema | Jean Cocteau: Beauty and the Beast   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Cocteau leaped at the idea, since it revived his own childhood fantasies and promised to introduce a new genre: fairy tale on film.
"Jean Cocteau's first full-length movie (he wrote and directed it) is perhaps the most sensuously elegant of all filmed fairy tales.
Cocteau's vision isn't as cut and dried as Disney's, so you'll have to pay close attention to the 1946 Beauty and the Beast to absorb its subtext and hidden meanings.
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 Amazon.ca: Cocteau, Jean: Orphic Trilogy: DVD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
It is, in short, an admirable vehicle for poetry." Jean Cocteau, at age 70, thus ruminates on the life and purpose of the creative artist in a poetic essay.
Cocteau plays a traveler lost in time who goes in search of Pallas Athene, but this is a mere pretext for stringing together a series of adventures, like the narrative premise of a picaresque novel.
Cocteau seems to retry some of the cinematic 'tricks' from his 'Blood of a Poet' and manages to invent some new ones in the process, this aspect is also fun to watch and adds a level of technical wizardry to an already beautiful and stunningly surreal masterpiece.
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 Cocteau, Jean on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Jean Cocteau La maison de Jean Cocteau à Milly-la-Forêt (91), où l'artiste vécut de 1947 à son décès en 1963, va être acqu.
Jean COCTEAU at the entrance of the Palais-Royal.
Jean COCTEAU with script of his film "Orphee", in his home in Palais-Royal.
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 French Directors - Jean Cocteau
Jean Cocteau's superb adaptation of Marie Leprince de Beaumont's dark fairy tale is a ferociously inventive and stylized depiction of erotic obsession, about a young woman's discovery of a ravaged soul beneath a monstrous beast.
The first work of the significant poet, playwright and surrealist Jean Cocteau is one of the most important contributions to early avant-garde cinema a stunning, primal and powerful work that uses jagged, poetic, harsh and highly personal images, dreams and symbols to reflect an artist's inner life.
Cocteau's famous retelling of the Greek myth, with Jean Marais as Orphee, the successful poet envied and despised, who pushes himself beyond mortality, and Maria Casares as the dark, troubled, passionate Death.
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 Guardian Unlimited Film | Features | Jean Cocteau: La Belle et La Bête
It has often been said that Jean Cocteau was the first major poet and writer to treat the cinema with total seriousness.
It is one of Cocteau's few films that it is wiser to take at face value, rather than explore at the level of later, perhaps more sophisticated (and certainly more pretentious) works, such as the two famous Orphée films.
The importance of Cocteau's work on film was that it embodied a number of different traditions and disciplines, and was as behoven to classical drama as to the avant-garde.
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Together with the Coctau-Archive they have arranged the exhibition "Jean Cocteau &endash; Illustrator and Author" in the Museum Europäische Kunst at Nörvenich Castle.
Very precious objects are the beautiful hands of Jean Cocteau, made in bronze.
Jean Cocteau (1889-1963) was a writer, poet, filmmaker, draughtsman, painter, set designer, choreographer, photographer, playwright and animator of the French musical stage.
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 Jean Cocteau @ Filmbug
Jean Cocteau (July 5, 1889 - October 11, 1963) was a French poet, novelist, dramatist, designer, and filmmaker.
Their friend, Cocteau, recorded for posterity this extraordinary gathering of talent in a series of 21 photographs showing such characters as a dapper Picasso dressed à l'Anglais with a flat cap, cane and briar pipe.
Girlfriend, Pquerette wore a long elegant dress and a very silly hat while Max Jacob at least looked as though he was sober and respectable and the tiny Marie Vassilieff appeared the formidable little lady she was.
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 glbtq >> literature >> Cocteau, Jean
An outspoken homosexual, Jean Cocteau was a prolific poet, novelist, critic, essayist, artist, and film maker.
Cocteau arranged for the youth to read publicly in 1916; in 1918, he wrote André Gide with news of his death: "Le Roy had become my pupil.
Cocteau was living with Jean Desbordes in 1927 and wrote the preface to the latter's remarkable J'Adore (1928), which is essentially a two-hundred-page love letter to Cocteau.
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 The Walrus Magazine | A Dandy For Our Times
Cocteau, writes the MMFA's director, Guy Cogeval, in the book accompanying the show on its transatlantic tour, "was akin to the rhapsodists of antiquity, poets whose genius for improvisation expressed itself in assembling — literally sewing together — scattered fragments from widely differing traditions.
Cocteau was born into a wealthy family near Paris in 1889, and educated in private schools before drifting into avant-garde circles in Paris shortly after the turn of the century.
Cocteau believed, with the blind passion of a convert, in the cultic power of art and artificiality, the magic power of evasion.
www.walrusmagazine.com /article.pl?sid=04/04/27/2011236&tid=1   (1685 words)

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