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April 1999, Week 3


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Peter Warren <[log in to unmask]>
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Sun, 18 Apr 1999 17:54:32 -0400
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There's a recent (1998) Canadian movie called REGENERATION, which deals
with First World War soldiers suffering from shell shock. It features the
poetry of Siegfried Sassoon, Wilfrid Owen and, I believe, Rupert Brooke.
Sassoon survived the trench warfare - Owen and Brooke did not. You should
also take a look at the Recent Italian movie, IL POSTINO.  POETIC JUSTICE
(John Singleton 1993) features the poetry of Maya Angelou,who appears in
the film.
I recall a movie on the life of the Persian poet OMAR KHAYYAM (William
Dieterle 1957), played by Cornel Wilde (?!!?!), though I have no idea how
much of Khayyam's poetry is featured - the film was more of a swashbuckler.

> From: Ron Hoffman <[log in to unmask]>
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: Poetry in films.
> Date: Monday, April 12, 1999 9:51 AM
> A faculty member at our university recently requested any info on films
> that use poetry in some manner.  For example, the use of Frost in Dead
> Poets' Society; Rodney Dangerfield reciting and interpreting "Do not go
> gentle into that good night." in "Back to School."  First priority would
> films that refer to established poetry; second priority to films which
> "original" poetry.  Thanks in advance.
> Ron Hoffman
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