Clive Owen and Juliette Brioche play two school teachers. They have their own problems, but daily they inspire their students. The film was made in Vancouver, Canada-shout out to Sherry, who lives there. It is suggested in the film, they are in my state of Maine. The premise is words vs art. Two teachers begin a playful taunt that leads to the school taking sides...what is more meaningful words or art? The English teacher recites beautiful lines in the English language-the Art teacher states the obvious.
"A picture is worth a thousand words." *****
These days I actually prefer Indie flicks. I love the quirky real life feel and how people deal with their gifts and obstacles. Lately, I am disappointed with the big box office flicks-that make me feel like I have wasted my time and money. I know not all big blockbusters do this-but many do.
So, your challenge is to combine words and art. For the art part-I want you to pen a poem about a piece of art that moves us. It can be something famous, something a child made for you or a loved one, or it can be a carved bar of soap. It just has to move you in a profound way. Your poem will gives us insight to the 'why'! Please give credit to the artist-you have selected.
For the word part-I want a quote that reflects a sentiment of the art. I mean if you really can't find one think of Mary Oliver's "Instructions for Life: Pay Attention. Be astonished. Tell about it."
I look forward to your poetic penned Masterpieces~
Listen, I feel this poem is pretty bad (and I'm sorry about that - might go back and revise at some point) but I just got so excited and overwhelmed when I started reading about this guy... Take the time to watch the video, at least if you've never heard of John Bramblitt. And thank you for a prompt that made me find a wonderful artist.
i apologize for the multi posting the first is good, didnt see it for some reason, reposted, and that was the wrong link, then reposted again, only to refresh and see 3 postings
It's snowing here, gah.
How ever did I not hear about this movie! Thank you for bringing this to my attention.
I had not heard of the movie either and I love Juliette Binoche. Thanks for the prompt, Ella. Smiles.
You all make me smile! Marian, sorry about the snow...maybe it is an April Fool and won't last~
I have an appointment and will return to write and visit~
Ella!! This was a challenge indeed! Thank you, for the mental stretch...LOVED it!
Hope you like my haiku for today's prompt! :D
Thank you for the wonderful and multi-layered challenge.
Very nice prompt, Ella. Thank you. I had some snaps of Masters from Paris and other museums but went for a "mobile" painting instead.
I'll read yours soon too, getting anxious but doing income tax also.
Here's my attempt, with apologies to Klimt.
Thank you, everyone! I wish I would write ahead of my own prompts-but I never do. Then I struggled and giggled~ I fear mine sounds like a sappy romance rag. Sorry, but I do hope I inspired you~
Ella, such a wonderful challenge. I always seem to be the late one, but I make it!
I think I broke the rules, writing at length about why I chose the art work and not describing it in words at all. I also think it's a fairly pedestrian poem. And yet I'm glad to have written it.
Why was this so hard for me? No idea, but I just finished, and I won't get to read everyone's until tomorrow night. I love the idea of this, and I'm excited to read these. Thanks for the prompt!
Hey Ella--I'm so tired and getting late returning visits but will have more time this weekend! k.
not quite sure if it met what you were looking for, but offered anyways ~
This novie is wonderful (except for the predictable parts).
Thank you, everyone for playing along!
Susan-Yes, but disease does have that predictable factor~ The roller coaster emotions-but I love how the students embraced the best and worst of their teachers-they admired and loved!!
Grape-I loved yours, but for different reasons~ Exposure, the madness of only being smitten with a likeness, not the real!
Karin-You brought it, with mud and blood~ Haunting, as it should be!
Other Mary-It happens! I think we hope our blurred, blend edges are our new favorite~ I liked your approach-you always make me ponder, see layers within. You have a knack of one line making me go, "Damn, I wish I thought of that."
Rosemary-Yours was filled with heart-wonderful! Sentiment and sweetness lingering in your words~
There was no wrong way, to do this challenge. You could use the quote in anyway you liked~
Susie-Thank you! Late seems to be my middle name these days~ I am glad you joined in! I was not familiar with this art or the tale behind in...wow!
Buddah-I loved that we picked the same piece of art! I mentioned on your blog-how this poster I had was suppose to go to my daughter. We moved her last week to a tiny nook in the mountains. I found it yesterday and knew I had to write about it~
Jim-Go, do your taxes! I loved that you went outside of the box car! Art is all around us and you took us there-well done!
Kerry-Thank you, for allowing me to be part of the Garden's magic!
I loved all the poems-words vs. pictures exposed~
Sanaa-I am so happy you joined in~
Hannah-Your gift was as fluid as your floating flowers-
Sherry-You surprised me~ Wild Woman exposed her wildflower beauty~
Karen-I don't know?! It happens sometimes-probably not a lot of $pent on marketing.
Marian-Snow art! That could have worked~
Gillena-You had hiccups-it happens! Glad, you joined in~
Late, and not exactly as expected.
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