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Le sang d'un poète
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20 May 2010 (Greece) See more »
Plot:
A young artist draws a face at a canvas on his easel. Suddenly the mouth on the drawing comes into life and starts talking... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

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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
Barbette
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Jean Cocteau ... Bit Part (uncredited)

Directed by
Jean Cocteau 
 
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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
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Mono (RCA Photophone)
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Financed by the Count de Noailles, a friend of the director.See more »
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19 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
Celluloid Surrealism, 10 August 2001
Author: Schlockmeister from Midnight Movie Land

Excellent example of early surrealism on film. It is like going through a dream in which images come and go unbidden and with little apparent sense. This film is to be viewed in exactly that spirit. Switch off the need within you to make sense of it, to make it fit a linear state of mind and you will get the most out of it, and be a lot closer to what the director intended. Let the images wash over you, respond to them as images, not as tidy stories with beginnings, middles and endings that we are used to seeing in films. Like a dream it has it's haunting, almost familiar parts that we can know and recognize as well as the parts of our unconscious that we do not see as clearly but still we dream of them. Too bad surrealism in film never took off more than it did. Here we see a hint of the possibilities that still lie before us. Recommended highly.

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