Poetry in films: Four Weddings and a Funeral has a powerful scene with an
Auden poem read at a funeral (the poem got a lot of attention as a result).
Night of the Iguana uses original poetry but is very powerful (and the
poetry is very Eliot-like). Rueben, Rueben is another film about a poet
with original poetry (here pretty clearly based on Dylan Thomas). You
mention Frost in Dead Poets Society, but I remember the emphasis being on
Whitman and the Romantics.
Agnes Scott College
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> Subject: Re: Poetry in films.
> 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 use
> "original" poetry. Thanks in advance.
> Ron Hoffman
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