Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Neruda

Wouldn't it be great if poems fetched million-dollar movie deals? Then poets wouldn't resort to writing novels. (Come on, you know you've thought about it.)
Well it could happen with a big enough budget: "The Saddest Lines".

Get a look at the male lead. Looks just like Mel Brooks, no?

6 comments:

lorguru said...

yeah, I agree, re Mel.
What I'm amazed at is that the poem still holds up even with the funny/corny/silly images of the video!

Sharon Hurlbut said...

I love it!

SarahJane said...

yes, i agree. the poem holds up!

michi said...

ha!
barbie and good old pablo. who'd have thought. :)

sara kearns said...

That's it! 'Finally the thing that could raise America's poetic lteracy -- or more accurately bolst it out of almost-complete illiteracy into at least the sandtraps or optimistic margins. Sarah, you're a genius!

Sam of the ten thousand things said...

What an interesting idea. I like the low-budget approach here. Thanks for posting this SarahJ.

Here's my short list of poems I'd like to see ...

"Crusoe in England," Bishop
"Home Burial," Frost
"Diving into the Wreck," Rich
"Lying in a Hammock at William Duffy’s Farm in Pine Mountain, Minnesota," Wright

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