Tag Archives: Cinematic Poem Films

“The Awakening”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring The Words Of Rûmî Directed By Ivan Maria Friedman (2014)

“The Awakening” is a  Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring Poem By Djalâl ad-Dîn Rûmî Filmed and Directed By Ivan Maria Friedman.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:   Ivan Maria Friedman

Music Composed by:  Richard Wagner (“Das Rheingold, Scene I: Vorspiel”)

Actress and Narrator:   Elena Samuylova

The Awakening Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring Rumi Directed by Ivan Maria Friedmand

“The Awakening”

By Djalâl ad-Dîn Rûmî (1207-1273)

In the early dawn of happiness
you gave me three kisses
so that I would wake up
to this moment of love

I tried to remember in my heart
what I’d dreamt about
during the night
before I became aware
of this moving
of life

I found my dreams
but the moon took me away
It lifted me up to the firmament
and suspended me there
I saw how my heart had fallen
on your path
singing a song

Between my love and my heart
things were happening which
slowly slowly
made me recall everything

You amuse me with your touch
although I can’t see your hands.
You have kissed me with tenderness
although I haven’t seen your lips
You are hidden from me.

But it is you who keeps me alive

Perhaps the time will come
when you will tire of kisses
I shall be happy
even for insults from you
I only ask that you
keep some attention on me.

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Website:  http://www.mayapictures.com/

“Ode To My Father”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Mike Bekos (2015)

“Ode To My Father”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring David Romano Poem “When Tomorrow Starts Without Me” Directed by Mike Bekos.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  Mike Bekos

Narrated by:  Tom O’Bedlam

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“WHEN TOMORROW STARTS WITHOUT ME”

When tomorrow starts without me
And I’m not here to see
If the sun should rise and find your eyes
All filled with tears for me

I wish you wouldn’t cry
The Way you did today
While thinking of the many things
We did not get to say

I know how much you love me
As much as I love you
Each time that you think of me
I know you will miss me too

When tomorrow starts with out me
Please try to understand
That an angel came and called my name
And took me by the hand

The angel said my place was ready
In heaven far above
And That I would have to leave behind
All those I Dearly Love

But When I walked through Heaven’s Gates
I felt so much at home
When GOD looked down and smiled at me
From his golden throne

He said This Is Eternity
And All I promised you
Today for life on earth is done
But Here it starts a new

I promise no tomorrow
For today will always last
And Since each day’s the exact same way
There is no longing for the past

So When Tomorrow starts without me
Do not think we’re apart
For every time you think of me
Remember I’m right here in your heart
Website:  http://vimeo.com/mbekosreel

“The Tree Of Life”: A Cinematic Poem Film Trailer Directed By Terrence Malick (2011)

THE TREE OF LIFE, a hymn to life, excavates answers to the most haunting and personal human questions through a kaleidoscope of the intimate and the cosmic, from the raw emotions of a family in a small Texas town to the wildest, infinite edges of space and time, from a boy’s loss of innocence to a man’s transforming encounters with awe, wonder and transcendence.

Written and Directed by:  Terrence Malick

Actors:  Brad Pitt, Sean Penn and Jessica Chastain

Music by:   Alexandre Desplat

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Article on Film in NY Times:  http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/27/movies/the-tree-of-life-from-terrence-malick-review.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

“Winter in Fenway (Sonnet 97)”: A Cinematic Poem Promo Short Film For Boston Red Sox By DGA Productions (2014)

“Winter in Fenway (Sonnet 97)” is a Cinematic Poem Promo Short Film For The Boston Red Sox By DGA Productions.

How like a winter hath my absence been   From thee, the pleasure of the fleeting year!   What freezings have I felt, what dark days seen!   What old December's bareness everywhere!   And yet this time remov'd was summer's time,   The teeming autumn, big with rich increase,   Bearing the wanton burthen of the prime,   Like widow'd wombs after their lords' decease:  Yet this abundant issue seem'd to me   But hope of orphans and unfather'd fruit;   For summer and his pleasures wait on thee,   And thou away, the very birds are mute;   Or if they sing, 'tis with so dull a cheer   That leaves look pale, dreading the winter's near.

Sonnet 97 by William Shakespeare
The Sun Rising by John Donne

How like a winter hath my absence been
From thee, the pleasure of the fleeting year!
What freezings have I felt, what dark days seen!
What old December’s bareness everywhere!
And yet this time remov’d was summer’s time,
The teeming autumn, big with rich increase,
Bearing the wanton burthen of the prime,
Like widow’d wombs after their lords’ decease:
Yet this abundant issue seem’d to me
But hope of orphans and unfather’d fruit;
For summer and his pleasures wait on thee,
And thou away, the very birds are mute;
Or if they sing, ’tis with so dull a cheer
That leaves look pale, dreading the winter’s near.

Filmed and Edited by: Michael Andrus

Production Company: DGA Productions

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Filmed by: Jan Maliszewski, Jeremy Bond & Aaron Frutman
Voice Over by: Tom O’Bedlam
Music – Ba Ba by Sigur Ros

“Footage shot for ESPN spring training tease.”

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Article in Boston.com: http://www.boston.com/sports/blogs/obnoxiousbostonfan/2014/03/shakespeare_snow_and_fenway_park_red_sox.html

Website:  http://dgaproductions.com/

“We Were Wanderers On A Prehistoric Earth”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring Joseph Conrad Directed By James W. Griffiths (2012)

“We Were Wanderers On A Prehistoric Earth” is a Cinematic Poem Film  shot in Malaysia, with excerpts from Joseph Conrad’s “Heart Of Darkness” narrated by Terry Burns, directed by James W. Griffiths.

Director/Producer/Editor – James W. Griffiths

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Director of Photography – Christopher Moon
Sound Design and Mix – Mauricio d’Orey
Music – Lennert Busch
Narrator – Terry Burns

Narration adapted from excerpts from “Heart of Darkness” by Joseph Conrad (1899).

“The smell of mud, of primeval mud, by Jove! was in my nostrils, the high stillness of primeval forest was before my eyes; there were shiny patches on the black creek. The moon had spread over everything a thin layer of silver—over the rank grass, over the mud, upon the wall of matted vegetation standing higher than the wall of a temple, over the great river I could see through a sombre gap glittering, glittering, as it flowed broadly by without a murmur. All this was great, expectant, mute, while the man jabbered about himself. I wondered whether the stillness on the face of the immensity looking at us two were meant as an appeal or as a menace. What were we who had strayed in here? Could we handle that dumb thing, or would it handle us? I felt how big, how confoundedly big, was that thing that couldn’t talk, and perhaps was deaf as well. What was in there?”

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Website:  http://www.jwgriffiths.com/

 

“A Solitary World”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring H.G. Wells Directed By James W. Griffiths (2014)

“A Solitary World” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring excerpts from  H.G. Wells Directed by James W. Griffiths.

Director, Producer, VFX Artist & Colourist:  James W. Griffiths

Director of Photography: Christopher Moon

Editor:  Marianne Kuopanportti

PBS Digital Studios Original Shorts Series Producer:  Matt Vree

Sound Design & Mix:  Mauricio D’Orey

Composer:  Lennert Busch

Narrator:  Terry Burns

Excerpted from the following:

The Time Machine (1895)
The Island of Dr Moreau (1896)
The First Men in the Moon (1901)
In The Days of the Comet (1906)
The World Set Free (1914)

Thanks to A.P. Watt at United Agents on behalf of The Literary Executors of the Estate of H.G. Wells for permission.

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Excerpted text:

A horrible feeling of desolation pinched my heart. I listened rigid but heard nothing but the creep of blood in my ears. Great and shadowy and strange was the world and I drifted solitary through its vast mysteries.

A remote faint question, where I might be, drifted and vanished again in my mind. I found myself standing astonished, my emotions penetrated by something I could not understand.

I felt naked. I felt as perhaps a bird may feel in the clear air knowing the hawk wings above and will swoop.

I began to feel the need of fellowship. I wanted to question, wanted to speak, wanted to relate my experience. What is this spirit in man that urges him forever to depart from happiness, to toil and to place himself in danger?

It was this restlessness, this insecurity perhaps that drove me further and further afield in my exploring expedition. As the hush of the evening crept over the world, the sun touched the mountains and became very swiftly a blazing hemisphere of liquid flame, and sank.

Then, slow and soft and wrapping the world in fold after fold of deepening blue, came the night. And then, the splendor of the sight — in the sky, one bright planet shone kindly and steadily like the face of an old friend. The full temerity of my voyage suddenly came upon me. At last I began to feel the pull of the earth upon my being, drawing me back again to the life that is real, for men.

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