dc.contributor.author Pei-lin Wu en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2016-04-26T05:54:50Z
dc.date.available 2016-04-26T05:54:50Z
dc.date.issued 2016-03-??
dc.description.abstract Jean Cocteau (1889-1963), a French poet and filmmaker, adapted the Greek myth of Orpheus and produced three movies centered on it, which are known as the Orphic trilogy: Le Sang d’un poète (1930), Orphée (1950), and Le Testament d’Orphée (1960). His films incorporate features of Neo-classicism and Surrealism to present the main themes of art, love, and death in the Orphic myth. Death, above all, turns out to provide him with the vigor of living as a poet because it is the way to maintain the real self, his unconscious. Hence, to Cocteau, death is transcendental. He created his personal myth by communicating between the public and the private spheres, through filmmaking and his unique artistic style in the hope to also break down the barrier between the living and the dead like Orpheus. What Cocteau yearned for was not the immortality of a conscious hero as that in the traditional myths, but of an unconscious poet, not confined by any rules. en_US
dc.identifier E19EAABE-BD19-8C6E-3A11-5F1907ABA3DF
dc.identifier.uri http://rportal.lib.ntnu.edu.tw/handle/20.500.12235/77647
dc.language 英文
dc.publisher 英語學系 zh_tw
dc.publisher Department of English, NTNU en_US
dc.relation 42(1),193-208
dc.relation.ispartof 同心圓:文學與文化研究 zh_tw
dc.subject.other Jean Cocteau en_US
dc.subject.other Orpheus en_US
dc.subject.other myth en_US
dc.subject.other death en_US
dc.subject.other Surrealism en_US
dc.subject.other Freud en_US
dc.subject.other Jung en_US
dc.title.alternative Dying to Be Immortal: Jean Cocteau’s Orphic Trilogy zh_tw