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16 December 2009

Visual Sonnet


Here is a short movie two of my students made for an English class. They filmed Edna St. Vincent Millay's sonnet "What Lips My Lips Have Kissed" with a very interesting antiphonal rationale, using two actors to represent the same person. The first young lady is always filmed in color; she represents the "summer" of the happy past full of love. The second, always shown in black-and-white, represents the heart-broken present. I thought that was a simple but excellent idea.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Whoever made that movie, is simply brilliant. And I hear her teacher is quite superb as well ;)

Rosie Perera said...

Very nice job. I like the air of mystery in the filming, and the motif of color vs. B&W. You captured the mood of the poem very well.

(Pssst: if it was for an English class, you really ought to use correct grammar in describing the film on YouTube. "Mine and Laura's oral presentation" should be "Laura's and my oral presentation..." ;-) )

Rosie Perera said...

P.S. I was addressing that to your students, Sorina, not you; obviously.

Iambic Admonit said...

Rosie: Yup, I knew that! :) And thank you. Shame on them for their pronoun confusication!!