Thursday, April 9, 2015

Poetry in Film

Poetry is meant to be heard and seen.  Pair it with film and the poem takes on a meaning at a deeper level. 

Skyfall -

Tennyson quote from "Ulysses" spoken by M regarding the place of tradition in the modern world:
Though much is taken, much abides; and though
We are not now that strength which in old days
Moved earth and heaven; that which we are, we are;
One equal temper of heroic hearts,
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.

Dead Poets Society -

Why do we read and write poetry?

The Outsiders -

"Nothing Gold Can Stay" by Robert Frost recited by Ponyboy Curtis

There are many, many more examples.  What are some of your favorite poems in film?

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