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The Blood of a Poet

Director: Jean Cocteau Run Time: 55 min. Format: 35mm Release Year: 1932 Language: French

Starring: Elizabeth Lee Miller, Enrique Rivero, Jean Desbordes, Odette Talazac, Pauline Carton

Is it incorrect to think of this as the avant-garde tilt on the Disney see-saw? Cocteau made this one in three iterations, and here be the youngest. There really is something to be said about cinematic experimentation in this inter-war period that has truly never been captured again. Ethereal, off with the fairies, in a dream state, a fugue and a fog.


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