Monday, March 5, 2012

Monday Muse: John Scott Films Bishop Poems

Award-winning independent filmmaker and television producer John D. Scott, founder of Magpie Productions, has created two short films using poems of Elizabeth Bishop. Scott's intention is to make the shorts part of a project he tentatively has titled "Elizabeth Bishop and the Art of Losing". 

Below is Scott's short videopoem of Bishop's "Sandpiper":



Here's Scott's videopoem of Bishop's "One Art", a famous villanelle:



My thanks to Dave Bonta from whom I learned of Scott's project.

Magpie Productions Blog

Also Of Interest




William H. Pritchard, "Bishop's Time", The Hudson Review, Vol. LXI, No. 2, Summer 2008

Elizabeth Spires, "Elizabeth Bishop, The Art of Poetry No. 27", Interview, The Paris Review, No. 80, Summer 1981

Writing Without Paper, "Monday Muse: Elizabeth Bishop Exhibit", October 3, 2011 (I've included other items at Writing Without Paper that concern Bishop's artworks. Search on the term Elizabeth Bishop to find those.)

7 comments:

Sandra Heska King said...

Oh, my goodness! These are wonderful. The Art of Losing--that really got to me.

Andrea (Andee) Beltran said...

These are magical! Love starting my day with poetry. Thank you for sharing these, Maureen!

Andrea (Andee) Beltran said...

These are magical! Love starting my day with poetry. Thank you for sharing these, Maureen!

nance marie said...

the sandpiper...it was a little too flashy for my poor old brain but...i did like the person's voice.

the one art...it wasn't a disaster.

S. Etole said...

Fascinating and a bit perplexing in some ways.

Lorna Cahall said...

Loved this combination of Bishop's poem and the video capture of the sandpiper's world. How interesting,

Thanks so much

Hannah Stephenson said...

Hooray for Elizabeth Bishop, these video poems, Dave Bonta, and you!