Film School Drop Out Challenge
Week 5: Movement - French Surrealism (1924-1941)
The Blood of a Poet is absolutely beautiful to look at but it went way over my head. I don't claim to be an intellectual but this made me feel staggeringly incompetent.
Cocteau explains that this film "...draws nothing from either dreams or symbols. As far as the former are concerned, it initiates their mechanism, and by letting the mind relax, as in sleep, it lets memories entwine, move and express themselves freely. As for the latter, it rejects them, and substitutes acts, or allegories of these acts, that the spectator can make symbols of if he wishes."
I still don't know what this means and I feel even more inadequate after reading it. I still love me a good Cocteau film, though. This just wasn't it for me.