"There was something like a curse on this very noble boy," opined Cocteau.
"An actress of guts and daring," wrote Vincent Canby, then The New York Times theater critic, of that 1995 Cocteau turn of hers.
Other themes are more character-based, such as the “Bowie, Cocteau, Visconti” section, in deference to dandies and dapper men.
He received his formal education at the Lycée Condorcet (a school attended before him by Cocteau, Proust, and Valéry).
While Belle and the beast get friendly in the cartoon version, Cocteau's film is an exercise in stalking.
Below, British band Massive Attack performed with guest singers Liz Fraser (of Cocteau Twins) and reggae legend Horace Andy.
Leaving Cocteau to his task, I undertook another concert tour at the beginning of November.