Poetry is the spine of this film! The film "Paterson" was inspired by the poem "Paterson," by William Carlos Williams, who was born in Paterson, New Jersey. Starring Adam Driver, as a poet who drives a bus, released in 2016.
"Despite being uneventful or anti-significant, the life of Paterson is weirdly fascinating to observe. Director Jim Jarmusch gradually unlocks the richness and depth of quotidian life, kindling our desire to be a wordsmith; not to build an ambitious career through words, but just to connect one’s self with the ordinary life he/she is living." by Arun Kumar,
Author at High On Films.
The poem is the film, recited in the mind of the actors.
A London publisher recounts a lunchtime reunion with a former lover, in poetic monologue.
The film is based on Christopher Reed's poem, brought to life in the UK in 2010, starring
Alan Rickman (He) and Emma Thompson, (She).
"Twas the Night Before Christmas," is the first known American poem-based film. Based on Clement Clarke Moore's, now immortalized poem. Directed by Edwin S. Porter for the Edison Manufacturing Company. A brilliantly conceived silent film where scenes are introduced using lines of the poem. Both live action and cut-outs are arranged to show the action of the film. According to Wikipedia,
1,670 ft of film was shot, with 798 ft used. A panoramic shot of Santa Claus riding his sleigh over hills and the moon was shot using miniatures and a painted backdrop. The film is available on the Kino DVD A Christmas Past.
Great example of a twist of thought.
Director, Martin Gerigk, "Haiku | 俳句" is a symphonic audiovisual project for two Japanese performers, alternating percussion groups, soundscapes and rhythmicized video sequences. The film is an experimental approach to pay tribute to the extraordinary art of Japanese haiku poetry.