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by Stacey Harwood
Poems make "the unsayable said," writes Donald Hall. And just as in life, a poem in a movie can give voice to the otherwise dumbstruck and inarticulate.
Dead Poets Society
Robin Williams plays the school's new English teacher and Welton alumnus, John Keating, who inspires his students to love poetry.
Four Weddings and a Funeral
The recitation of "Funeral Blues" by W. H. Auden is one of the film's most memorable moments.
Shakespeare in Love
A tongue-in-cheek romantic comedy about the young playwright and his struggle with writer's block.
The tempestuous relationship between Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes is given center stage in this 2003 biopic.
Dr. Seuss Cartoons
Seuss's clever use rhyme, humor, and colorful illustrations continue to entertain and educate readers, young and old alike.
The Basketball Diaries
Based on the autobiographical book by poet and performance-artist Jim Carroll, a story of youth spent skipping class, running around with friends, and abusing drugs.
Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle
Sly, sharp and witty, Dorothy Parker and colorful characters of the Algonquin Round Table are the subject of this acclaimed film directed by Alan Rudolph.