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Poetry in Motion (Pictures): Part 10

By Liz Mannion of the Ritz Cinema, Thirsk.


Poetry in Motion (Pictures) posts are part of a series.

The Piano (Jane Campion, 1993) – Silence, Thomas Hood – Yes ok I’ve gone and saved the best till last; a personal favourite. Quite possibly the most stunning ending to a movie you could ever wish for as Ada McGrath’s (Holly Hunter) voice speaks to us through the words of Thomas Hood as she disappears for a new life with Harvey Keitel. Continue reading

Poetry in Motion (Pictures): Part 9

By Liz Mannion of the Ritz Cinema, Thirsk.


Poetry in Motion (Pictures) posts are part of a series.

Memphis Belle (William Wyler, 1990)  – An Irish Airman Foresees His Death, W B Yeats.   When Eric Stoltz and his squadron go off on another bombing raid in World War II they understand they may never return. Continue reading

Poetry in Motion (Pictures): Part 8

By Liz Mannion of the Ritz Cinema, Thirsk.


Poetry in Motion (Pictures) posts are part of a series.

Seabiscuit (Gary Ross, 2003) – Emily Dickinson, We Never Know. Based on a novel about an underdog of a racehorce Seabiscuit is a film that beautifully documents an against-all-odds yarn during the tail end of The Great Depression. Continue reading

Poetry in Motion (Pictures): Part 7

By Liz Mannion of the Ritz Cinema, Thirsk.


Poetry in Motion (Pictures) posts are part of a series.

In Her Shoes (Curtis Hanson, 2005) – One Art, Elizabeth Bishop. Who would have thought that a drama about an old people’s home could have generated so much bittersweet emotion as In Her Shoes did? Cameron Diaz, as the wild-hearted Maggie, attempts to read One Art by Elizabeth Bishop to one of her elderly patients Continue reading

Poetry in Motion (Pictures): Part 6

By Liz Mannion of the Ritz Cinema, Thirsk.


Poetry in Motion (Pictures) posts are part of a series.

Clockwork Mice (Vadim Jean, 1995) – The Song of the Ungirt Runners, C H Sorley. Clockwork Mice is a little-known British gem starring Ian Hart who starts a running club at a challenging school. It is through poetry and physical sporting activities that Hart manages to make a connection with his most difficult students. Continue reading

Poetry in Motion (Pictures): Part 3

By Liz Mannion of The Ritz Cinema, Thirsk.


Poetry in Motion (Pictures) posts are part of a series.

Sophie’s Choice (Alan J Pakula, 1982) – Ample Make This Bed, Emily Dickinson.  Meryl Streep, Peter MacNicol and Kevin Kline star in this book-to-film adaptation. It is a movie of suffering, atonement and redemption and the narrative is sensitively framed by the poem: Ample Make This Bed by Emily Dickinson. Continue reading

Poetry in Motion (Pictures): Part 2

By Liz Mannion of The Ritz Cinema, Thirsk.

Yesterday I began looking at some of the best uses of poetry in the pictures. Below you can find the second instalment. A touching choice, if I do say so myself. Continue reading