[Paris]: [Tamasa Distribution], . Four black and white silver gelatin prints. Each 8 x 10 in. Very good with tape around the edges of respective versos. Item #6282
Four production stills from Jean Cocteau’s debut film, The Blood of a Poet. Cocteau is a landmark figure in 20th century art history. As a painter, filmmaker, playwright, and poet, he was a leading figure of Surrealism and Dadaism.
Three of the production stills show alternate angles and lighting of images and scenes that appear in the film; one still, an image of a disembodied hand playing a harp, is from a scene that did not make the final cut of the film. Together, the stills show Cocteau experimenting with different ways to shoot and present the film’s oneiric and outré images.
Remarkable photography from the set of a landmark experimental film.