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“Empire”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film In London By Anthony Poon (2016)

“Empire” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film In London Featuring Excerpts of “Little Gidding” by T.S. Eliot Directed by Anthony Poon.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  Anthony Poon

Music by:  Max LL  (“Passerby”), Worakls (“From Now On”) and Belleruche (“Minor Swing”)

Sound Designed by:  Bryson Dodwell

Narrated by:  Jake Penlington

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“The gateway into Western Europe, London’s cosmopolitan universe leaves you breathless.”

From “Little Gidding V” (Four Quartets) by T.S. Eliot 

We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
Through the unknown, remembered gate
When the last of earth left to discover
Is that which was the beginning;
At the source of the longest river
The voice of the hidden waterfall
And the children in the apple-tree
Not known, because not looked for
But heard, half heard, in the stillness
Between the two waves of the sea.
Quick now, here, now, always–
A condition of complete simplicity
(Costing not less than everything)
And all shall be well and
All manner of things shall be well
When the tongues of flame are in-folded
Into the crowned knot of fire
And the fire and the rose are one.

Empire Cinematic Poem Short Film In London Featuring T.S. Eliot Directed by Anthony Poon in 2016

Website:  http://www.visualsbyanthony.com/videography/


“The Waste Land”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Nicolas Dufoure (2015)

“The Waste Land” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring Poem by T.S. Eliot Directed By Nicolas Dufoure.

Directed by:  Nicolas Dufoure

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

The Waste Land Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Nicolas DufoureProducer: James Hagger
Production Assistant: Felipe Bernard
Additional Animation: Simon Lebon
Sound Design & Music: Cypheraudio
Sound Design, Production & Mix: John Black
Voice Over: Robert Montgomery

Excerpt from “The Waste Land” by T.S. Eliot

“Unreal City,
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 St Mary Woolnoth kept the hours
With a dead sound on the final stock 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 frere!”

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.

“The Waste Land” is the second film out of three for the launch of the Poetry Movement. The two others are directed by Onur Senturk and David Lobser

Websites:  http://www.iamicecream.com


“The Wasteland”: T.S. Eliot Poem Short Film Read By Jeremy Irons Directed By David Joseph (2014)

A Cinematic Poem Short Film from David  “Joseph” McCannon, an international filmmaker and photographer, originally from Atlanta, Ga. Jeremy Irons narrates an excerpt from “The Wasteland” written by poet T.S. Eliot.

Filmed and Edited by:  David Joseph

Narrated by: Jeremy Irons

Music By: Mogwai & God Speed You Black Emperor

Filmed on Location @ Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta, GA.

Thank You: David Rams

Website:  http://davidjoseph.photoshelter.com

Filmed mostly in 4K on the Canon 1DC, finished in Anamorphic widescreen, 2.4:1.

“The Wasteland”: Experimental Animated Short Film Of T.S. Eliot Poem Directed By Luca Schenato (2010)

An Experimental short film about visual interpretation of T.S.Eliot’s poem, The Wasteland.

Director and Animator:   Luca Schenato

Music By:   Serkan Alkan

“Luca has tried to visualize the multilayers of meanings and images of the original poem. The style is based on 3D characters mixed with 2D illustration and blended together in cell animation”.

From posting:  http://www.motionserved.com/gallery/The-Wasteland/951491