The would-be accountant in Jim Jarmusch's Dead Man is identified with
William Blake, whose poetry is invoked on several occasions. The plot of
Hal Hartley's Henry Fool is driven by the major characters' desire to write
"original" poetry, although as I recall the poetry itself is mostly
revealed through its effects on its readers.

Richard Wohlfeiler

>Ron Hoffman requests:
>> 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 be
>> films that refer to established poetry; second priority to films which use
>> "original" poetry.  Thanks in advance.

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