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1. "I think of the area of magic as a metaphor for the homosexual situation. You know, magic which is banned and dangerous, difficult and mysterious. I can see that use of magic in the Cocteau films, in Kenneth Anger and very much in Eisenstein. Maybe it is an uncomfortable, banned area which is disruptive, and maybe it is a metaphor for the gay situation."
Author: Derek Jarman
2. "Cocteau is someone who has made such a profound impression on me that there's no doubt he's influenced every one of my films."
Author: Jacques Rivette
3. "Ma véritable vie est néeAprès que j'ai connu JeannotMaintenant nous mélangeons nosChaussures dans la cheminée?C'est pour toi que je fais des livresPour toi des pièces et des versJe les voudrais pareils au givreQue la vitre montre à l'envers?Cette nuit Noël va descendrePour nous réchauffer un peuCar il – comme la salamandrePose ses pieds sur le feu.(Poèmes de Noël de Jean Cocteau pour Jean Marais)"
Author: Jean Cocteau
4. "It was a face which darkness could kill in an instant a face as easily hurt by laughter or light 'We think differently at night' she told me oncelying back languidly And she would quote Cocteau'I feel there is an angel in me' she'd say 'whom I am constantly shocking' Then she would smile and look away light a cigarette for me sigh and riseand stretch her sweet anatomy let fall a stocking"
Author: Lawrence Ferlinghetti

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