I am here to herald in the next chapter in our Prompt a Day parade.
Already this week Fireblossom had us traveling back to the time of cold war and doo-wop. Kerry took us on a philosophical pilgrimage, and now it's just you, me, and the bulk of Thursday to contend with. Which is why I am bringing you a very special out of standard prompt: the video challenge.
What (very few) of you toads may know is that I am a BIG time film buff of the worst degree: the elitist aficionado who moons over Kubrick's Strangelove and revels in the long, one take shots of Wes Anderson. I am the kind of film school drop out who calls herself a film school drop out without ever having actually gone to film school. So for today's challenge, I am providing one of my favorite scenes in film, one that has inspired me in the past. All you have to do is find a poem of your own in the footage and commit it to paper.
Today's clip comes from the movie Southland Tales. I am not going to tell you too much about the film itself or the scene. I am going to leave you to create your own narrative. To establish the right tone for viewing, I will mention that the setting is an arcade on the eve of the apocalypse. Oh, and also, that is Justin Timberlake in one of his first acting roles lip synching to the song of another pop band of the moment.
Watch the clip.
Write a poem inspired by it.
That's pretty much it.
So go now, my muddy buddies, and bring back something shiny and unexpected.