Orpheus

Continuing into the weird world that is Jean Cocteau's definition of art this week we're talking about his 1950 interpretation of the Orpheus myth, transplanted this time to the coffee shops of the French poetry scene. Moving past that setting - which is inherently a turn-off for Pat - we have a nice conversation about what is probably my favorite of the Cocteau films we've seen.

This of course isn't the first time we've seen the tale of Orpheus adapted, but we try to give Cocteau's version a fair shake. We also move away from the tedious format of last week's episode, but that doesn't mean we stop thinking Cocteau is wrong about the nature of his own work.