Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 April 2010

240 Pages | 13 Illustrations, black & white

7.8 x 5.0 inches

ISBN: 9780719058844

Bookseller Code (06)


Jean Cocteau

James S. Williams

Published by Manchester University Press

French Film Directors MUP

  • The first major study in English of Cocteau's cinematic work for over forty years, casting new light on the most celebrated films, and those less well-known
  • Explores Cocteau's importance as one of French cinema's greatest and most influential auteurs, and as an experimenter, collaborator, theorist and ambassador of film
  • Provides a full and accessible introduction to Cocteau's cinematic project
  • Includes detailed close analysis of individual films such as 'Le Sang d'un poète' and 'Orphée'
  • Engages with all Cocteau's work from a range of interdisciplinary perspectives including film history, war and politics, authorship, collaboration and gender and sexuality

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