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Great Writers—Jean Cocteau
 
 
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Studio Kultur
Format DVD Full screen
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Region 1: North America  (What is DVD encoding?)
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Not Rated
UPC 032031218796
Runtime/Release Date 45 mins/2006
Daedalus Item Code 25650
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Poet, novelist, dramatist, designer, and filmmaker, Jean Cocteau's versatility, unconventionality, and enormous output brought him international acclaim and influence. His first volume of verse, La Lampe d’Aladin, appeared in 1909 and quickly established him as an important writer. His major works include the plays Orpheus (1926) and The Infernal Machine (1934) and the novel Children of the Game (1929). Cocteau’s films, most of which he wrote and directed, introduced surrealism into the French cinema. La belle et la bête ("Beauty and the Beast," 1946), Orphée (1950), and Les enfants terribles (1950) are regarded as film classics.

The Great Writers series offers an informative and revealing look into the lives and literary output of 20th-century writers, both American and international, whose groundbreaking works made a major impact on both literature and society around the globe. Each DVD presents a biography of the writer's life as well as examining the social and political events that influenced their work. Archival documents, interviews, and insightful commentary help place each writer's literary contributions into historical perspective.

 
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