In this interview with Jean Cocteau, taken from an episode of the French television series “In Search of Jazz,” the director talks about the music in his films. The program first aired on April 24, 1956.
This interview with ORPHEUS assistant director Claude Pinoteau, about the special effects in Jean Cocteau’s films, was conducted and directed by filmmaker Marc Caro (Delicatessen, City of Lost Children) in 2008.
In this August 1957 interview with Jean Cocteau, conducted by François Chalais and shot by ORPHEUS cinematographer Nicholas Hayer, the artist discusses his film work as well as his paintings in the church at Villefranche-sur-Mer and in the villa Santo-Sospir. The interview was presented as part o...
The French military academy at Saint-Cyr, founded by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1803 and destroyed by bombs in 1944, appears as “the Zone” in ORPHEUS. This brief, silent, raw newsreel footage shows the ruins of the academy in 1950.