The story of English War Poet Siegfried Sassoon from WW 1 through his many affairs with gay men to his marriage with Hester to his conversion to the Catholic Church.
The musical version of classic romantic drama of a poet writing love letters for a man to the woman they both love, but of whom he is not worthy because of his physical ugliness–with a twist, in that Cyrano is a dwarf, rather than possessing a large nose.
Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love (2019)
A wonderful documentary about songwriter Leonard Cohen’s \relationship with his muse Marianne Ihlen. Click the movie title to read my review.
Mary Shelley (2017)
The unconventional love story of Mary Godwin & Percy Shelley & how she came to write Frankenstein and gain recognition as the author.
A Quiet Passion (2016)
The movie about Emily Dickinson is terrific. Click on the image to read my entire review.
In the late 1940s the Chilean poet Neruda is pursued by a vainglorious cop because the future Nobel Prize winner is a Communist beloved by the people.
Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet (2014)
This is a 5-star animated tour de force with 8 poems interpreted by various artists contributing to the overall film, The Prophet. Click the image to read my entire review.
Kill Your Darlings (2013)
Set in the early 1940s, this is the story of how Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, and William S Burroughs met at Columbia Un. and began what was to become The Beat Generation. It is also the tale of a murder that implicated them all.
A divorced man and woman enjoy one another’s company until the woman becomes friends with the man’s ex-wife. When she does not tell either, she begins to view her lover through the negative eyes of the ex-wife, with results that she should have foreseen.
Dead Poet’s Society (1989)
An unusual teacher inspires his male students to think for themselves &relish poetry. Running afoul of superiors, he is fired but leaves an impression.