Here's the second film out of three that we did for the launch of the Poetry Movement. This second film is based on the poem by T. S. Eliot « The Wasteland ». The film was directed by Icecream a.k.a Nico Dufoure and is set in a post-apocalytic virus stricken world.
The Josephine Hart Poetry Foundation was set up by Lord Saatchi to further the advancement of arts, culture and education, with a focus on poetry, literature and dramatic performance.
Through the Poetry Movement, The Josephine Hart Poetry Foundation wants to stand as the next logical step in terms of the way we consume verse. It will grow and develop into a creative space that encapsulates the beauty of imagination and inventiveness.
Client. Josephine Hart Foundation
Director of the Josephine Hart Poetry Foundation. Eleanor Carter
Creative Director of the Poetry Film Project. John-Paul Pryor
Production Company. TROUBLEMAKERS.tv
Producer. James Hagger
Production Assistant. Felipe Bernard
Additional Animation. Simon Simon
Sound Design & Music. Cypheraudio
Sound Design, Production & Mix. John Black
Voice Over. Robert Montgomery
Under the brown fog of a winter dawn,
A crowd flowed over London Bridge, so many,
I had not thought death had undone so many.
Sighs, short and infrequent, were exhaled,
And each man fixed his eyes before his feet.
Flowed up the hill and down King William Street,
To where Saint Mary Woolnoth kept the hours
With a dead sound on the final stroke of nine.
There I saw one I knew, and stopped him, crying: “Stetson!
“You who were with me in the ships at Mylae!
“That corpse you planted last year in your garden,
“Has it begun to sprout? Will it bloom this year?
“Or has the sudden frost disturbed its bed?
“Oh keep the Dog far hence, that’s friend to men,
“Or with his nails he’ll dig it up again!
“You! hypocrite lecteur!—mon semblable,—mon frère!”
Watch the 1st film in the series (High Windows by Philip Larkin)
Watch the 3rd film in the series (DEATH AND CO - A Poem by Sylvia Plath)