RBA Cash Rate: 4.35% · 1AUD = 0.67 USD · Inflation: 4.1%  
Leading Digital Marketing Experts | 1300 235 433 | Aggregation Enquires Welcome | Book Appointment
Example Interest Rates: Home Loan Variable: 5.20% (5.24%*) • Home Loan Fixed: 5.48% (6.24%*) • Fixed: 5.48% (6.24%*) • Variable: 5.20% (5.24%*) • Investment IO: 5.74% (6.40%*) • Investment PI: 5.49% (6.32%*)

Behind The Scenes of ‘Le testament d’Orphee’, 1959

Testament of Orpheus is a 1960 black-and-white film with a few seconds of colour film spliced in. Directed by and starring Jean Cocteau, who plays himself as an 18th-century poet, the film includes cameo appearances by Pablo Picasso, JeanMarais, Charles Aznavour, Jean-Pierre Leaud, and Yul Brynner. It is considered the final part of The Orphic Trilogy, following The Blood of a Poet (1930) andOrphe (1950).

One critic described it as a "wry, self-conscious re-examination of a lifetime's obsessions" with Cocteau placing himself at the center of the mythological and fictional world he spun throughout his books, films, plays and paintings. Thefilm includes numerous instances of "double takes", including one scene where Cocteau, walking past himself, looks back to see himself in what was described by one scholar as "a retrospective on the Cocteaubuvre".

The New York Times called it "self-serving", noting that the pretension of the film was certainly intended by Cocteau as his last statement made on film: "as much a long-winded self-analysis as an extraordinary succession of visually arrestingimages".

Picasso had introduced Cocteau to the photographer Lucien Clergue who was brought in to photo-document the film's production. His black-and-white stills were published in 2001 as Jean Cocteau and The Testament of Orpheus.

Instagram Image
Instagram Image
Instagram Image
Instagram Image
Instagram Image
Instagram Image
Instagram Image
Instagram Image
Instagram Image
Instagram Image
Instagram Image
Instagram Image
Instagram Image
Instagram Image
Instagram Image
Instagram Image
Instagram Image
Instagram Image
Instagram Image
Instagram Image
Instagram Image
Instagram Image

Download our 650-page guide on Finance Marketing. We'll show you exactly how we generate Billions in volume for our clients.

  E. Australia Standard Time [ UTC+10, Default ] [ CHECK TO CHANGE ]

  Want to have a chat?
 

Share this page

Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Linkdin
Share on Pinterest

Leave a comment