Film

Poetry in the Movies

I can recall only a few times when a poem or poetry has stood out in a major film. By that, I mean where a poem has been read as a part of the story, where it fits in so effortlessly that you don’t notice that it is a poem. Of course poetry appears in many motion pictures, but how many of these can you recall? When the words have stopped you in your tracks? When the poem, or part of a poem, has not appeared as an artifice or an obvious cinematic device? When the poem has touched your…

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