Sunday, April 11, 2010

Poets on DVD

To celebrate April being National Poetry Month I put together a list of DVDs that include characters who are poets or are involved with poetry in some way. Some are about famous poets (John Keats in Bright Star, Dylan Thomas in The Edge of Love, Federico Garcia Lorca in Little Ashes), and some are just regular characters played by famous people. Take a look at the list and maybe you'll see a title that looks interesting!
Before Night Falls
DVD FICTION BEFORE
The life of Cuban poet Reinaldo Arenas. Starring Javier Bardem.
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Bright Star
NEW DVD FICTION BRIGHT
The romance between English poet John Keats and his neighbor Fanny Brawne. Starring Ben Whishaw and Abbie Cornish.
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Dead Poets Society
DVD FICTION DEAD
An English professor inspires his students. Starring Robin Williams.
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The Edge of Love
NEW DVD FICTION EDGE
Welsh poet Dylan Thomas finds himself in an unusual love triangle. Starring Matthew Rhys, Sienna Miller, and Keira Knightley.
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Henry Fool
DVD COMEDY HENRY
A sanitation worker is actually a brilliant poet.
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Home
DVD FICTION HOME
Marcia Gay Harden plays a poet whose marriage is falling apart.
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Ladies and Gentlemen, Mr. Leonard Cohen
DVD MUSICAL LADIES
Musician Leonardo Cohen reads and discusses his poetry.
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Little Ashes
NEW DVD FICTION LITTLE
A friendship begins in Madrid in 1922 between Spanish poet Federico García Lorca, painter Salvador Dalí, and filmmaker Luis Buñel. Starring Javier Beltrán, Robert Pattinon, and Matthew McNulty.
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Man on the Train
DVD FOREIGN MAN
Two characters, one a retired poetry teacher, meet in a French village and start a friendship.
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Sylvia
DVD FICTION SYLVIA
The life of American poet Sylvia Plath, including her romance with English poet Ted Hughes. Starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Daniel Craig.
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World's Greatest Dad
NEW DVD COMEDY WORLD'S
Robin Williams plays a high school poetry teacher who used to dream of becoming a well-known writer.
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1 comment:

  1. Man on the Train. I wouldn't have thought of that one. Good pick!

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