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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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(French kɔkto)
(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)
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Jean (zhä n), 1889–1963, French author and painter.
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The writer and director Jean Cocteau takes center stage during much of the oversized subplot, initiating a young and very shy narrator into a world of drugs (mostly opium), sex, and bizarre social experiments (including living as a panhandler), all of which is presumably designed to shatter the narrator's bourgeois inhibitions and guide him, however harshly and awkwardly, toward his emergence as a full-fledged writer.
Recalling the visceral power of Shellac and the heady atmospherics of Cocteau Twins, Aughra's strength lies in their brilliant use of contrasting moods and textures - one minute languorous, the next snarling and carnivorous.
Santa Fe, NM, April 07, 2019 --( It was French writer, artist and filmmaker Jean Cocteau (1889-1963) who famously said that, "Art is science made clear." The proof of this statement will take place when the award-winning film "Chesley Bonestell: A Brush with the Future" screens at George R.R.
Sometimes we find gems in the DM Archives that are simply too wonderful not to share--for instance, these images from the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo production of La Dame a la Licorne, conceived and designed by French artist Jean Cocteau and choreographed by Heinz Rosen.
"Comfort kills, discomfort creates," wrote Jean Cocteau in his personal account of opium detoxication.
Jean Cocteau es un artista singular cuyas producciones se desarrollaron en ambitos que relacionan la poesia y la narrativa experimental, el teatro y el cine vanguardista, el dibujo y las artes plasticas.
Papieau's text may therefore, be useful for scholars in French Studies working with the fairy tale of "La Belle et la Bete." However, the text will be most beneficial primarily those who are interested in the possible Italian influence on early modern French texts and contemporary film adaptations by Jean Cocteau, Walt Disney, and Christophe Gans or those interested in a unique perspective on contemporary French language adaptations beyond these prominent films.
Des talents bourres d'engouement qui ont jalonne les differents editions du festival international du theatre education francophone qui en est, cette annee, a sa 19 eme manche et sillonne les divers rendez-vous similaires, a travers le monde : France, Espagne, Italie, Sicile, Pays bas, Egypte, Turquie, Roumanie, Hongrie, Tchequie, Canada- Tous ces jeunes qui ont appris dans le tas, sans etre admis dans des instituts de formation dramatique, sont recemment sur la scene Brahim Radi de l'hotel de ville d'Agadir pour jouer la fameuse piece [beaucoup moins que] Antigone [beaucoup plus grand que] de Jean Cocteau, adaptation de Saoudi El Amalki, Mise scene de Habib Nounou.
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.
BEACH HOUSE - DEPRESSION CHERRY THIRTY years on from their heyday, blissful dreamy pop of the Cocteau Twins variety still seems as popular as ever.