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Orphée

Orpheus
(DVD - 2000 - French)
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Jean Cocteau turns the Orpheus legend into a story of a poet and his encounter with death and the middle world.
Statement of Responsibility: un film écrit et réalisé par Jean Cocteau ; une production André Paulvé
Title: Orphée
Orpheus
[videorecording]
Publisher: [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, c2000
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (95 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Notes: At head of cover title: Jean Cocteau
"Janus Films."
Originally released as a motion picture in 1949
1.33:1 aspect ratio
Special features: Cocteau's 1950 essays on the film; a Cocteau bibliography/filmography
Part 2 of Jean Cocteau's Orphic trilogy
Credits: Director of photography, Nicolas Hayer ; editor, Jacqueline Sadoul ; music, Georges Auric, Gluck.
Performers: Cast: Jean Marais (Orpheus), François Périer (Heurtebise), Maria Casarès (the princess), Marie Déa (Eurydice), Henri Crémieux, Juliette Gréco, Roger Blin, Edouard Dermithe, Maurice Carnège, Renè Worms, Raymond Faure, Pierre Bertin, Jacques Varennes, Jean-Pierre Melville.
Summary: Jean Cocteau turns the Orpheus legend into a story of a poet and his encounter with death and the middle world.
System Details: DVD; Dolby digital mono
Other Language: In French with optional English subtitles
Subject Headings: Orpheus (Greek mythology) Drama Death Drama
Genre/Form: Foreign films
Feature films
Fantasy films
Feature films
Topical Term: Orpheus (Greek mythology)
Death
Alternate Title: Orpheus
Jean Cocteau, Orpheus
Publisher No: ORP020
COC050
Branch Call Number: Fre DVD MOVIE O
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