“Ode To New York City” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring Walt Whitman Directed By Alessio Cuomo.
Directed & Edited by Alessio Cuomo
Cinematography by Rene Koster
Creative Director – Marco Barneveld
Narrated by Eric Forsythe
Music by Joe Kraemer
Portraits of Immigrants – New York Public Library
Additional Footage courtesy – McKittrick Hotel
“Travel magazine Wideoyster presents a poetry film about New York. Ode To New York by Walt Whitman. A poetry video we made for travel magazine WideOyster.
The poem Give Me The Splendid Silent Sun was published in 1865, but Whitmans sharp-witted observations of the city are, perhaps, even more relevant today than when the poem was written.
Walt loved New York. Even though at the time it was a tough city to live in. He felt energized instead of overwhelmed by its constant motion, heard music instead of madness, and saw humanity instead of strangeness in its crowds.”
animals, teaching content;
of the Mississippi, and I looking up at the stars;
where I can walk undisturb’d;
I should never tire;
noise of the world, a rural domestic life;
by myself, for my own ears only;
O Nature, your primal sanities!
excitement, and rack’d by the war-strife;)
to give me up;
give me forever faces;
Article on film: http://www.wideoyster.nl/magazine3-eng/new-york-city/