Chapter and verse

Poetry on film

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - COVER STORY -

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.

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