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“The Laughing Heart”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film In Morocco Directed By Nacho Jáuregui (2017)

“The Laughing Heart” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film In Morocco Featuring Charles Bukowski Poem Directed By Nacho Jáuregui.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Nacho Jáuregui

The Laughing Heart Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed byNacho Jáuregui 2017

Cinematography by: Izhan Galiana
Music by: Ryan Taubert

Narrated by: Tom O’Bedlam

“A few months ago, a friend and I went to discover Morocco for a personal project. It was an amazing experience for both of us, and some of the witnessed places were breathtaking. I’m pretty sure that I’ll be back sooner or later.

So, with some of the images that we recorded, I made this little tribute to Mr. Charles Bukowski and his poem ‘The Laughing Heart’. And, of course, to my colleague Izhan, who’s being a fellow companion these last couple of years. For more adventures like this!”

The Laughing Heart Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed byNacho Jáuregui 2017

“The Laughing Heart” by Charles Bukowski

your life is your life
don’t let it be clubbed into dank submission.
be on the watch.
there are ways out.
there is a light somewhere.
it may not be much light but
it beats the darkness.
be on the watch.
the gods will offer you chances.
know them.
take them.
you can’t beat death but
you can beat death in life, sometimes.
and the more often you learn to do it,
the more light there will be.
your life is your life.
know it while you have it.
you are marvelous
the gods wait to delight
in you.

The Laughing Heart Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed byNacho Jáuregui 2017

Website: https://vimeo.com/nachojauregui

“Şahin Pipo”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Commercial Directed By Vahap Sen (2017)

“Şahin Pipo” is a Cinematic Poem Promotional Short Film Featuring Poet Lord Byron Directed By Vahap Sen.

Directed by: Vahap ŞEN

Şahin Pipo Cinematic Poem Promotional Short Film Directed By Vahap Sen 2017

D.O.P: Bora BALBEY
Client: Şahin Pipo
Agent: Graf Studio
Produced by: Atolye Gri

Dir.Assistant: Şevval Yılmaz, Anıl Akdemir
Editing & Coloring: Anıl Akdemir
Actor: Ufuk Karali

Narrated by: Tom’o Bedlam

Şahin Pipo Cinematic Poem Promotional Short Film Directed By Vahap Sen 2017

“When We Two Parted” by George Gordon, Lord Byron

When we two parted
In silence and tears,
Half broken-hearted
To sever for years,
Pale grew thy cheek and cold,
Colder thy kiss;
Truly that hour foretold
Sorrow to this.

The dew of the morning
Sunk chill on my brow–
It felt like the warning
Of what I feel now.
Thy vows are all broken,
And light is thy fame;
I hear thy name spoken,
And share in its shame.

They name thee before me,
A knell to mine ear;
A shudder comes o’er me–
Why wert thou so dear?
They know not I knew thee,
Who knew thee too well–
Long, long shall I rue thee,
Too deeply to tell.

In secret we met–
In silence I grieve,
That thy heart could forget,
Thy spirit deceive.
If I should meet thee
After long years,
How should I greet thee?–
With silence and tears.

Şahin Pipo Cinematic Poem Promotional Short Film Directed By Vahap Sen 2017

Website: http://vahapsen.com/

“Waiting Between Worlds”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Goran Jovic (2017)

“Waiting Between Worlds” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring Excerpts from Robert Penn Warren Poem Directed By Goran Jovic.

Filmed and Directed by: Goran Jovic

Waiting Between Worlds Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Goran Jovic 2017

Music by:  Zack Hemsey (”Waiting Between Worlds”)
Narrated by: Tom O’Bedlam
Edited by: Josip Boban

Waiting Between Worlds Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Goran Jovic 2017

“True Love” by Robert Penn Warren

In silence the heart raves. It utters words
Meaningless, that never had
A meaning. I was ten, skinny, red-headed,

Freckled. In a big black Buick,
Driven by a big grown boy, with a necktie, she sat
In front of the drugstore, sipping something

Through a straw. There is nothing like
Beauty. It stops your heart. It
Thickens your blood. It stops your breath. It

Makes you feel dirty. You need a hot bath.
I leaned against a telephone pole, and watched.
I thought I would die if she saw me.

How could I exist in the same world with that brightness?
Two years later she smiled at me. She
Named my name. I thought I would wake up dead.

Her grown brothers walked with the bent-knee
Swagger of horsemen. They were slick-faced.
Told jokes in the barbershop. Did no work.

Their father was what is called a drunkard.
Whatever he was he stayed on the third floor
Of the big white farmhouse under the maples for twenty-five years.

He never came down. They brought everything up to him.
I did not know what a mortgage was.
His wife was a good, Christian woman, and prayed.

When the daughter got married, the old man came down wearing
An old tail coat, the pleated shirt yellowing.
The sons propped him. I saw the wedding. There were

Engraved invitations, it was so fashionable. I thought
I would cry. I lay in bed that night
And wondered if she would cry when something was done to her.

The mortgage was foreclosed. That last word was whispered.
She never came back. The family
Sort of drifted off. Nobody wears shiny boots like that now.

But I know she is beautiful forever, and lives
In a beautiful house, far away.
She called my name once. I didn’t even know she knew it.

Waiting Between Worlds Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Goran Jovic 2017

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“The Laughing Heart”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film By Michael Rupp (2017)

“The Laughing Heart” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring Poet Charles Bukowski Directed By Michael Rupp.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Michael Rupp

Starring: Olivia O’Prey and Matt Esof
Music by:  Bellabeth (“Lonley Piano”)

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Narrated by:  Tom O’Bedlam

“The Laughing Heart” by Charles Bukowski

your life is your life
don’t let it be clubbed into dank submission.
be on the watch.
there are ways out.
there is a light somewhere.
it may not be much light but
it beats the darkness.
be on the watch.
the gods will offer you chances.
know them.
take them.
you can’t beat death but
you can beat death in life, sometimes.
and the more often you learn to do it,
the more light there will be.
your life is your life.
know it while you have it.
you are marvelous
the gods wait to delight
in you.

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Website: http://www.rupp-media.com/

 

“The Delight In You”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film In Iceland Directed By Laurent Tixhon (2016)

“The Delight In You” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film In Iceland Featuring Charles Bukowski’s “The Laughing Heart” Directed By Laurent Tixhon.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  Laurent Tixhon

The Delight In You Cinematic Poem Short Film in Iceland Filmed and Directed by Laurent Tixhon in 2016

Music by: Ryan Taubert (“Soul Battles”)
Additional Footage : Gerald Faway, Rodrigue El Hajj and  Julian van Dieken ( Footage used with license )
Drone Operators : Daniel Windsor, Alex Sauerbrunn and Damian Popławski

The Delight In You Cinematic Poem Short Film in Iceland Directed by Laurent Tixhon

Narrated by: Tom O’Bedlam

“The Laughing Heart” by Charles Bukowski

your life is your life
don’t let it be clubbed into dank submission.
be on the watch.
there are ways out.
there is light somewhere.
it may not be much light but
it beats the darkness.
be on the watch.
the gods will offer you chances.
know them.
take them.
you can’t beat death but
you can beat death in life, sometimes.
and the more often you learn to do it,
the more light there will be.
your life is your life.
know it while you have it.
you are marvelous
the gods wait to delight
in you.

The Delight In You Cinematic Poem Short Film in Iceland Filmed and Directed by Laurent Tixhon 2016

 

“Videoarte”: A Cinematic Poem Fashion Short Film Featuring Pablo Neruda By Guillermo Avis (2016)

“Videoarte”: A Cinematic Poem Fashion Short Film Featuring Pablo Neruda’s “In My Sky At Twilight” Directed by Guillermo Avis.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  Guillermo Avis

Videoarte Cinematic Poem Fashion Short Film Featuring Pablo Neruda Directed by Guillermo Avis in 2016

Filmed by:  Tomás Avis
Model/Actress:  Lucia Casado

Narrated by:  Tom O’Bedlam

Videoarte Cinematic Poem Fashion Short Film Featuring Pablo Neruda Directed by Guillermo Avis

“In My Sky At Twilight” by Pablo Neruda

In my sky at twilight you are like a cloud
and your form and colour are the way I love them.
You are mine, mine, woman with sweet lips
and in your life my infinite dreams live.

The lamp of my soul dyes your feet,
the sour wine is sweeter on your lips,
oh reaper of my evening song,
how solitary dreams believe you to be mine!

You are mine, mine, I go shouting it to the afternoon’s
wind, and the wind hauls on my widowed voice.
Huntress of the depth of my eyes, your plunder
stills your nocturnal regard as though it were water.

You are taken in the net of my music, my love,
and my nets of music are wide as the sky.
My soul is born on the shore of your eyes of mourning.
In your eyes of mourning the land of dreams begin.  

Videoarte Cinematic Poem Fashion Short Film Featuring Pablo Neruda Filmed and Directed by Guillermo Avis 2016

Website:  http://tomasavis.com/blog/

“Windy City”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Of Carl Sandburg’s “Chicago” By Gary Paitre (2016)

“Windy City” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring Poet Carl Sandburg’s Poem “Chicago” Directed by Gary Paitre.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  Gary Paitre

Windy City Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring Carl Sandburg Poem Chicago Directed by Gary Paitre 2016

Music by : J. Ralph (“Chasing Ice – Cryoconite”)

Narrated by:  Tom O”Bedlam

Windy City Cinematic Poem Short Film in Chicago Directed by Gary Paitre

“Chicago” by Carl Sandburg

Hog Butcher for the World,
   Tool Maker, Stacker of Wheat,
   Player with Railroads and the Nation’s Freight Handler;
   Stormy, husky, brawling,
   City of the Big Shoulders:
They tell me you are wicked and I believe them, for I have seen your painted women under the gas lamps luring the farm boys.
And they tell me you are crooked and I answer: Yes, it is true I have seen the gunman kill and go free to kill again.
And they tell me you are brutal and my reply is: On the faces of women and children I have seen the marks of wanton hunger.
And having answered so I turn once more to those who sneer at this my city, and I give them back the sneer and say to them:
Come and show me another city with lifted head singing so proud to be alive and coarse and strong and cunning.
Flinging magnetic curses amid the toil of piling job on job, here is a tall bold slugger set vivid against the little soft cities;
Fierce as a dog with tongue lapping for action, cunning as a savage pitted against the wilderness,
   Bareheaded,
   Shoveling,
   Wrecking,
   Planning,
   Building, breaking, rebuilding,
Under the smoke, dust all over his mouth, laughing with white teeth,
Under the terrible burden of destiny laughing as a young man laughs,
Laughing even as an ignorant fighter laughs who has never lost a battle,
Bragging and laughing that under his wrist is the pulse, and under his ribs the heart of the people,
                   Laughing!
Laughing the stormy, husky, brawling laughter of Youth, half-naked, sweating, proud to be Hog Butcher, Tool Maker, Stacker of Wheat, Player with Railroads and Freight Handler to the Nation.
Windy City Cinematic Poem Short Film in Chicago Directed by Gary Paitre in 2016

“If You Forget Me”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring Poet Pablo Neruda Directed By Nathan J Haynes (2016)

“If You Forget Me” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring Poet Pablo Neruda Directed by Nathan J Haynes.

Written, Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  Nathan J. Haynes

Musical Score by:  Rayce Veitch

If You Forget Me Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Nathan J. Haynes in 2016

Actor:  Clive Powell
Creative Producer & Writer: Reuben Gaines
First AD: Nadia Dunn

Director of Photography – Fabian Martin
First AC – Michael Sides

Edit Assist – Reuben Gaines
Sound Recordist – Jack Henley

Production Assistant – Diain Milstead
Production Assistant – Daniel Powell
Photographer – Nathan Whitham

Poem Narrated by:  Tom O’Bedlam

If You Forget Me Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Nathan J. Haynes

“If You Forget Me” by Pablo Neruda

I want you to know
one thing.

You know how this is:
if I look
at the crystal moon, at the red branch
of the slow autumn at my window,
if I touch
near the fire
the impalpable ash
or the wrinkled body of the log,
everything carries me to you,
as if everything that exists,
aromas, light, metals,
were little boats
that sail
toward those isles of yours that wait for me.

Well, now,
if little by little you stop loving me
I shall stop loving you little by little.

If suddenly
you forget me
do not look for me,
for I shall already have forgotten you.

If you think it long and mad,
the wind of banners
that passes through my life,
and you decide
to leave me at the shore
of the heart where I have roots,
remember
that on that day,
at that hour,
I shall lift my arms
and my roots will set off
to seek another land.

But
if each day,
each hour,
you feel that you are destined for me
with implacable sweetness,
if each day a flower
climbs up to your lips to seek me,
ah my love, ah my own,
in me all that fire is repeated,
in me nothing is extinguished or forgotten,
my love feeds on your love, beloved,
and as long as you live it will be in your arms
without leaving mine.    

Website:  http://nathanjhaynes.com/

“Special WOD”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Of CrossFit Athlete Samuel Gallego Directed By Sofía López Salguero (2016)

“Special WOD” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Of CrossFit Athlete Samuel Gallego Featuring Poem “Love” by Allen Ginsberg Directed By.Sofía López Salguero

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Sofía López Salguero 

Music by:  Ryan Taubert (“We Wish It Was Never Light”)

Narrated by:   Tom O’Bedlam

Special WOD Cinematic Poem Short Film of CrossFit Athlete Samuel Gallego Directed by Sofía López Salguero

“Love” by Allen Ginsberg

The weight of the world
is love.
Under the burden
of solitude,
under the burden
of dissatisfaction

the weight,
the weight we carry
is love.

Who can deny?
In dreams
it touches
the body,
in thought
constructs
a miracle,
in imagination
anguishes
till born
in human—

looks out of the heart
burning with purity-
for the burden of life
is love,
but we carry the weight
wearily,
and so must rest
in the arms of love
at last,
must rest in the arms
of love.

No rest
without love,
no sleep
without dreams
of love—
be mad or chill
obsessed with angels
or machines,
the final wish
is love
—cannot be bitter,
cannot deny,
cannot withhold
if denied:

the weight is too heavy

—must give
for no return
as thought
is given
in solitude
in all the excellence
of its excess.

The warm bodies
shine together
in the darkness,
the hand moves
to the center
of the flesh,
the skin trembles
in happiness
and the soul comes
joyful to the eye—

yes, yes,
that’s what
I wanted,
I always wanted,
I always wanted,
to return
to the body
where I was born.

Special WOD Cinematic Poem Short Film of CrossFitter Athlete Samuel Gallego Directed by Sofía López Salguero

Website:  http://labahiadesofia.com/

“Highland Fairytale”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film In Spain Directed By Alex Soloviev (2016)

“Highland Fairytale” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film in Montserrat, Spain Featuring an Excerpt from “Haunted Houses” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Directed by Alex Soloviev.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  Alex Soloviev

Music by:  Kaı Engel

Narrated by:  Tom O’Bedlam

Highland Fairytale Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Alex Soloviev in 2016

“There’re many places in this world where have you been and missed something that was not included in your tourist guide. When you all of sudden see them, these hidden gems awake you to different points of view by allowing you to transcend your ordinary experiences and imagination. Saw-edged mountain is source of deep impressions caused by the singularity of the place.”

“Haunted Houses” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 

All houses wherein men have lived and died
Are haunted houses. Through the open doors
The harmless phantoms on their errands glide,
With feet that make no sound upon the floors.

We meet them at the door-way, on the stair,
Along the passages they come and go,
Impalpable impressions on the air,
A sense of something moving to and fro.

There are more guests at table than the hosts
Invited; the illuminated hall
Is thronged with quiet, inoffensive ghosts,
As silent as the pictures on the wall.

The stranger at my fireside cannot see
The forms I see, nor hear the sounds I hear;
He but perceives what is; while unto me
All that has been is visible and clear.

We have no title-deeds to house or lands;
Owners and occupants of earlier dates
From graves forgotten stretch their dusty hands,
And hold in mortmain still their old estates.

The spirit-world around this world of sense
Floats like an atmosphere, and everywhere
Wafts through these earthly mists and vapours dense
A vital breath of more ethereal air.

Our little lives are kept in equipoise
By opposite attractions and desires;
The struggle of the instinct that enjoys,
And the more noble instinct that aspires.

These perturbations, this perpetual jar
Of earthly wants and aspirations high,
Come from the influence of an unseen star
An undiscovered planet in our sky.

And as the moon from some dark gate of cloud
Throws o’er the sea a floating bridge of light,
Across whose trembling planks our fancies crowd
Into the realm of mystery and night,—

So from the world of spirits there descends
A bridge of light, connecting it with this,
O’er whose unsteady floor, that sways and bends,
Wander our thoughts above the dark abyss.

Highland Fairytale Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Alex Soloviev

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