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 (kŏk-tō′, kôk-), Jean 1889-1963.
French author and filmmaker who worked in nearly every artistic medium but is best known for the novel Les enfants terrible (1929), the play The Infernal Machine (1934), and the film Beauty and the Beast (1946).


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(Biography) Jean (ʒɑ̃). 1889–1963, French dramatist, novelist, poet, critic, designer, and film director. His works include the novel Les Enfants terribles (1929) and the play La Machine infernale (1934)



Jean (zhä n), 1889–1963, French author and painter.
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Synopsis: In an artistic career spanning five decades, and for which he was best known as poet, artist, dramatist, designer and film-maker, Jean Cocteau was also involved directly, and indirectly, with nearly twenty ballets.
Summary: Lebanese designer Georges Chakra drew inspiration from filmmaker Jean Cocteau, film and fashion icon Audrey Hepburn and the eventful 1950s for his fall-winter 2015-2016 collection.
It was re-recorded with Robin Guthrie of the Cocteau Twins and released in 1990 with a remix by Andy Weatherall.
For those not in the know, Flowers tap into that atmospheric, dreamy vein of music pioneered by the Cocteau Twins with a little taste of Jesus And The Mary Chain thrown in for good measure.
That was playwright, designer, artist, filmmaker Jean Cocteau, in 1923.
He also visits a local library in an imaginary Hearttown (presumably also in New York State), where he is shown the first Bible translated into the Indian tongue "Angolkin" (Algonquin), has an imaginary conversation with a very old Joseph Pulitzer, and mentions Johnny Cash and the Celtic group Cocteau Twins in the same breath.
4) After all, with the continuous exploration of the brittle boundaries between media, genres, and referential frameworks, both Williams and Cocteau showed a certain sensitivity to the principle of reciprocity that is not only rare in itself, but even more rarely leads to well-assimilated artistic creations.
Characters such as Jean Cocteau and Sarah Bernhardt were frequent visitors to the park, using the space as a source of archaic inspiration.
Chinese martial arts and horror); and classic filmmakers such as Jean Cocteau, Akira Kurosawa, and Jean-Luc Godard.
But perhaps Jean Cocteau, who loved young men and whose lover was the actor Jean Marais, should have the final word on homosexuality, a form of love as old as civilisation, known as well in ancient Babylon as it is today.
AS co-founder of seminal Scottish post-punks Cocteau Twins, Robin Guthrie fashioned some of the most sublime and ethereal sounds of the 1980s and '90s.
The Vicar of Dibley star, 55, was smitten with charity executive Mark when he played her the Cocteau Twins version of Song To The Siren.