Category: POETRY IN CINEMA

POETRY IN CINEMA: POETIC JUSTICE

POETRY IN CINEMA: POETIC JUSTICE

It is Angelou’s poetry we hear in Justice’s voice, how she is trying to make good choices in a world where bad choices are sometimes the only choice.  – Jessica Mookherjee

POETRY IN CINEMA: YOU DESERVE MUCH BETTER IN YOUR LIFE

POETRY IN CINEMA: YOU DESERVE MUCH BETTER IN YOUR LIFE

Animal ‘imprinting’ is hard wired, mechanical almost, just like Lorenz’s ducks, humans attach to anything in that critical period of childhood– whatever its shortcomings. 

POETRY IN CINEMA: DON’T FORGET YOU ARE STARDUST

POETRY IN CINEMA: DON’T FORGET YOU ARE STARDUST

The poem uses the image of glaciers and deserts merging through time, and as the poem moves the lovers disappear. The land will still continue after the lovers have gone.

POETRY IN CINEMA: WE DON’T TRUST THE NATURE INSIDE US

POETRY IN CINEMA: WE DON’T TRUST THE NATURE INSIDE US

Spoken over the shots of a child spilling milk and a mother in tears, the poem reminds that we are made by moments that can not be undone. 

POETRY IN CINEMA: YOU WERE LOST AND GONE FOREVER, OH MY DARLING

POETRY IN CINEMA: YOU WERE LOST AND GONE FOREVER, OH MY DARLING

Their flaws are immediate; “I’m a vindictive little bitch truth be told” she tells him. While he ruminates that he falls in love with anyone who gives him attention. – Jessica Mookherjee

POETRY IN CINEMA: A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH – JESSICA MOOKHERJEE

POETRY IN CINEMA: A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH – JESSICA MOOKHERJEE

The long drawn out arguments over life and death, over decisions of who to love – are almost meaningless in the ‘heat of the moment’ and when faced with imminent destruction.

POETRY IN CINEMA: THESE HUMANS ARE EXTRAS, EXTRA HUMANS

POETRY IN CINEMA: THESE HUMANS ARE EXTRAS, EXTRA HUMANS

However, there may well be a responsibility in the storyteller to carry the world’s stories. As Wings of Desire shows who bares witness makes all the difference to the end of the story. – Jessica Mookherjee

POETRY IN CINEMA: IT’S NOT AN EASY THING TO MEET YOUR MAKER

POETRY IN CINEMA: IT’S NOT AN EASY THING TO MEET YOUR MAKER – JESSICA MOOKHERJEE

This week I tackle the poetry in Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner and specifically the use of William Blake’s poem, America: A Prophecy.

POETRY IN CINEMA: IT DOESN’T REALLY RHYME THOUGH

POETRY IN CINEMA: IT DOESN’T REALLY RHYME THOUGH

Maybe because Paterson stands for more then the poet, he stands for the poetry of a place, the breath, a name, a location inspiring the life that poetry can give a person’s mind. – Jessica Mookherjee

POETRY & CINEMA: MISTAH KURTZ – HE DEAD – JESSICA MOOKHERJEE

POETRY & CINEMA: MISTAH KURTZ – HE DEAD – JESSICA MOOKHERJEE

Elliot and Coppola, both modernist poets, do the age old job of the poet, to tell tales of war and the heroes of war. They do it, like Kurtz, with awareness of poetry, with images of beauty.

POETRY & CINEMA #2: ANYWAY… TEENAGE STUFF FOREVER – JESSICA MOOKHERJEE

POETRY & CINEMA #2: ANYWAY… TEENAGE STUFF FOREVER – JESSICA MOOKHERJEE

This week it’s Charlie Kaufman’s (writer of Being John Malkovitch) difficult, angsty, psychological horror film “I’m Thinking of Ending Things” and a cool, young, and defiant Canadian poet, Eva HD’s poem “Bonedog”. 

POETRY IN CINEMA: INTERSTELLAR AND DYLAN THOMAS – JESSICA MOOKHERJEE

POETRY IN CINEMA – JESSICA MOOKHERJEE

How does Poetry fit into the world of Cinema? Each week, Jessica Mookherjee will dive into a new poem and movie to let us know.