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Orpheus

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Cinematic poet Jean Cocteau explored the myth of Orpheus on no fewer than three occasions: [[Feature~V6150~Le Sang d'Un Poete~thebloodofapoet]] ([[Feature~V6150~Blood of a Poet~thebloodofapoet]], 1930), Orphee ([[Feature~V160873~Orpheus~lorfeodesopernhauseszürich]], 1949) and [[Feature~V49182~Le Testament d'Orphee~thetestamentoforpheus]] (1960). This second of his "Orpheus" trilogy stars Jean Marais in the title role. Updated to contemporary Paris (albeit a Paris never seen before or since), the story...more

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