Orpheus
(Blu-ray)

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Published
[New York] : The Criterion Collection, [2011].
Format
Blu-ray
Edition
Blu-ray special édition.
ISBN
9781604654639
Physical Desc
1 videodisc (95 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet.
Status
Adult Blu-ray Feature
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Published
[New York] : The Criterion Collection, [2011].
Edition
Blu-ray special édition.
Language
French
ISBN
9781604654639
UPC
715515085410

Notes

General Note
Full screen (1.33:1).
General Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 1950.
General Note
"New digital restoration."--Container.
General Note
The second film in a series sometimes referred to as Jean Cocteau's Orphic trilogy.
General Note
Special features: Audio commentary featuring French-film scholar James S. Williams; "Jean Cocteau, autobiography of an unknown" (1984), a feature-length documentary; "Jean Cocteau and his tricks" (2008), a video interview with assistant director Claude Pinoteau; "40 minutes with Jean Cocteau" (1957), an interview with the director; "In search of jazz" (1956), an interview with Cocteau on the use of jazz in film; "La villa Santo-Sospir" (1951), a 16 mm color film by Cocteau; gallery of images by French-film portrait photographer Roger Corbeau; raw newsreel footage from 1950 of the Saint-Cyr military academy ruins, a location used in the film; theatrical trailer; plus: a booklet featuring an essay by author Mark Polizzotti, an excerpted article by Cocteau on the film, and an essay on La villa Santo-Sospir by Williams.
Creation/Production Credits
Director of photography, Nicolas Hayer ; editor, J[acqueline] Sadoul ; music, Georges Auric.
Participants/Performers
Jean Marais, François Périer, Marie Déa, Maria Casarès.
Description
A 1950 update of the Orphic myth by Jean Cocteau that depicts a famous poet scorned by the Left Bank youth, and his love for both his wife Eurydice and a mysterious princess. Seeking inspiration, the poet follows the princess from the world of the living to the land of the dead through Cocteau's famous mirrored portal. Orpheus represents the legendary Cocteau at the height of his abilities for peerless visual poetry and dreamlike storytelling.
System Details
Blu-ray, full screen (1.33:1), mono.; requires Blu-ray player.
Language
French dialogue with optional English subtitles.

Citations

APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Cocteau, J., Paulvé, A., Marais, J., Périer, F., Déa, M., Casarès, M., Hayer, N., Sadoul, J., & Auric, G. (2011). Orpheus (Blu-ray special édition.). The Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Jean Cocteau et al.. 2011. Orpheus. The Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Jean Cocteau et al.. Orpheus The Criterion Collection, 2011.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Cocteau, Jean, et al. Orpheus Blu-ray special édition., The Criterion Collection, 2011.

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