Chapter and verse
Poetry on film
The Fall of the House of Usher (1982) Czech surrealist Jan Svankmajer’ s creepy Poe adaptation uses writhing clay and rocking chairs in lieu of actors. I Am Cuba( 1964) Russian poet Y ev geny Yevtushenko co-wrote this recreation of the Cuban revolution. “Thank you, Señor Columbus ”, says the voice over. Burn!
Orpheus( 1950) The central inst al ment of Jean Cocteau’ s Orphic Trilogy, starring JeanM arais (left), reimagines the Greek my thin contemporaneous Paris.