GI­BRAN IN POP­U­LAR CUL­TURE

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As one of the world’s most pop­u­lar po­ets, Gi­bran’s in­flu­ence can be found ev­ery­where from mu­sic and the­ater to cinema. Here’s just some of those he touched

THE PROPHET, THE FILM

A 2014 an­i­ma­tion star­ring the voices of Le­banese ac­tress Salma Hayek and Liam Nee­son, among oth­ers, The Prophet works as a great in­tro­duc­tion to Gi­bran’s mas­ter­piece. The GNC ap­proved the script and li­censed the film. gibransprophet­movie.com

ELVIS WAS A FAN

Elvis Pres­ley re­ceived his first copy of The Prophet in 1956 and is said to have be­come deeply con­nected to it. Giv­ing out copies to friends over the years, pho­to­graphs ex­ist of his hand­writ­ten notes un­der dif­fer­ent pas­sages of Gi­bran’s books.

JOHN LEN­NON

“Half of what I say is mean­ing­less, but I say it so that the other half may reach you,” from Gi­bran’s poem “Sand and Foam,” was used by John Len­non in “Ju­lia” from one of The Bea­tles’ most renowned records, “The White Al­bum.”

DAVID BOWIE

Gi­bran was also men­tioned in David Bowie’s 1970 al­bum “The Man Who Sold the World,” show­ing the poet’s on­go­ing pop­u­lar­ity in the ‘60s counter cul­ture.

Bchar­reh

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