Le Testament d’Orphée PDF

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Le Testament d’Orphée (1960) est un film de poète, c’est-à-dire qu’il est indispensable, bien que je ne sache pas à quoi. Mais plutôt si : indispensable à notre cinéma français qui ne manque pas en ce moment d’hommes de talent, mais a cette sorte de défaut, ou de manque, qui est justement la poésie. Ce qui ne passe pas de mode, ce qui n’est pas lié à une mode, ni à un style, mais à une pauvreté tournée en richesse, à une boiterie devenue dense, en bref, un heureux dénuement. Le poète, avant tout, doit réinventer la simplicité, le réalisme, et Cocteau réinvente le documentaire, de même que Franju; du côté de chez Fritz Lang, le plan fixe. Tournage à l’envers, ralenti, apparitions et disparitions au tour de manivelle, autant de renvois à la prise de vue directe qui permet seule de tels tours et ne se laisse jamais oublier. Ainsi naît l’art d’inventer des images durables

He rubs out the mouth, only to discover that it has transferred to the palm of his hand. After experimenting with the hand for a while and falling asleep, the artist awakens and places the mouth over the mouth of a female statue. In section two, the statue speaks to the artist, cajoling him into passing through a mirror. The mirror transports the artist to a hotel, where he peers through several keyholes, witnessing such people as an opium smoker and a hermaphrodite. The artist is handed a gun and a disembodied voice instructs him how to shoot himself in the head. He shoots himself but does not die. In section three, some students are having a snowball fight.

An older boy throws a snowball at a younger boy, but the snowball turns out to be a chunk of marble. The young boy dies from the impact. In the final section, a card sharp plays a game with a woman on a table set up over the body of the dead boy. The card sharp extracts an Ace of Hearts from the dead boy’s breast pocket. The boy’s guardian angel appears and absorbs the dead boy.

He also removes the Ace of Hearts from the card sharp’s hand and retreats up a flight of stairs and through a door. Intercut through the film, oneiric images appear, including spinning wire models of a human head and rotating double-sided masks. The Blood of a Poet was funded by Charles, Vicomte de Noailles, who gave Cocteau 1,000,000 francs to make it. Cocteau invited the Vicomte and his wife Marie-Laure de Noailles, along with several of their friends, to appear in a scene as a theatre party.