American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Cocteau, 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 (1945).
- n. French writer and film maker who worked in many artistic media (1889-1963)
“I know Orpheus contains references to many things in Cocteau's world, but I don't know what they are -- try Wikipedia for a start.”
“We want what the poets in Cocteau’s Orphee want — Etonnez-moi!”
“The evidence as it stood in 1960 suggested the former—but then there are the so-called Cocteau statutes.”
“We have already referred to Cocteau’s weird mural in central London’s “French Church”—Notre-Dame de France in Leicester Place, off Leicester Square—which is described in detail in our previous book.112There are significant resonances between this mural and other artistic works connected with the Priory’s story.”
“Considering the expression on Cocteau’s face, which surely implies deep unease about the entire scene, it may not be stretching a point too far to find a similar hostility in the violence with which Leonardo has turned away from the Holy Family in the Adoration.”
“The Cocteau Twins second full-length recording Head Over Heels is often cited by the band as well as many enthusiasts as being among their true favorites, and established the trademark "Cocteau" sound.”
“Here's an appreciation of his work on music: Stephen Schloesser, SJ, Maritain on Music: His Debt to Cocteau.”
“Albert always the historian, told me Napoleon, Colette, Hugo, Cocteau dined here.”
“Les Anges du péché" ("Angels of the Streets," 1943) is set amid a community of Dominican nuns that welcomes reformed female prisoners, and his "Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne" ("The Ladies of the Bois de Boulogne," 1945), based on part of a Diderot novel and featuring dialogue by Jean Cocteau, is a glittering cocktail of irony and redemption.”
“Jean Cocteau – Long before Wenders, Kubrick, Cronenberg, Greenaway, or Fellini, there was Cocteau doing silent films in black and white.”
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