We swing back to not liking Jean Cocteau this week.

Cocteau's 1959 film Testament of Orpheus is the capstone on the artist/poet/bassoonist's Orphic Trilogy and stars Cocteau himself traveling through a plot I'm sure he thinks is poetic. Pat and I still aren't convinced. Throughout the film Cocteau is repeatedly not to ask "Why?" but it's pretty clear that he should have been asking himself a lot more questions about what was happening and why. At least Pablo Picasso and Yul Brynner are in it, which mostly just facilitates Pat coming to terms with the fact that Pablo Picasso was still alive in 1959. He's an artist, he should have died in the 1600's or something? The American education system has it's problems.

Anyway, give us a listen, eh?