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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.

Chris Ames
Agnes Scott College
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> From: Ron Hoffman [SMTP:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Monday, April 12, 1999 9:51 AM
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> Subject:      Re: Poetry in films.
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> 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.
>
> Ron Hoffman
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