ERIC Number: ED081054
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Publication Date: 1972
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Cocteau on the Film; Conversations with Jean Cocteau.
Fraigneau, Andre, Ed.
This book is the text of an interview with the French film-maker, Jean Cocteau. It is the corrected edition, with a new introduction by George Amberg, of the English translation of the early 1950 conversation in French. Cocteau discusses the aesthetics, creative aspects, and production processes of his own films and films in general. His approach is widely humanistic in scope and advances the classical idea of the poet as "an inspired maker" who works in a variety of media rather than just with words. On this basis, he says, film-makers can be termed "poets," and Cocteau considers himself an auteur or poet of the cinema. (CH)
Descriptors: Aesthetic Education, Audiovisual Communications, Auteurism, Creative Activities, Film Production, Film Production Specialists, Film Study, Films, Foreign Language Films, Humanities Instruction, Interviews, Mass Media, Visual Literacy
Dover Publications, 180 Varick Street, New York, N.Y. 10014 ($2.00)
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