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Le sang d'un poète
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  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)
Enrique Rivero ... Poet
Elizabeth Lee Miller ... Statue (as Lee Miller)
Pauline Carton
Odette Talazac
Jean Desbordes ... Louis XV Friend
Fernand Dichamps
Lucien Jager
Féral Benga ... Black Angel
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jean Cocteau ... Bit Part (uncredited)

Directed by
Jean Cocteau 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jean Cocteau 

Produced by
Le Vicomte de Noailles .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Georges Auric 
Cinematography by
Georges Périnal 
Film Editing by
Jean Cocteau 
Production Design by
Jean d'Eaubonne  (as Jean Gabriel d'Eaubonne)
Costume Design by
Coco Chanel 

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Also Known As:
"Le sang d'un poète" - France (original title)
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USA:55 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Photophone)

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Filming was shot between April and September 1930.See more »
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4 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
unforgettable imagery of a poet, 26 July 2001
Author: rogierr from Amsterdam, Netherlands

This film could very well have been made in collaboration with Luis Bunuel (Un Chien Andalou '29, L'Age D'Or '30), but it is less experimental and I don't think Cocteau takes full advantage of the screen time: the pace is low and there are no really shocking elements. I have to admit it could be a little shorter (despite it's only 60 minutes). That's not because Cocteau really needs much time, but because it's just slow. But then again, aren't most of his films and does it matter? The cinematography in by Georges Perinal (Le Million, The Fallen Idol) and the music sufficiently contribute to the fabulous imagery. See this film.

There is a similar snowball-throwing scene in this film which was used also in 'Les Enfants Terrible' (Melville, 1950) which was also written by Cocteau as you can see from the title sequence, and was created by Jean-Pierre Melville (Le Samourai, Un Flic) with the famous Cocteau-atmosphere.

10 points out of 10 :-)

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