February 11, 2009

The Marriage of Poetry and Film

My favorite sonnet is Shakespeare's sonnet #116: "Let me not to the marriage of true minds admit impediments. Love is not love where it alternation finds. Oh no, it is an ever fixed mark that looks on tempests and is never shaken..." I love the intensity, the drama, the utter imperative nature that comes from this poetry. It is, for all the good this does me in my love life, the ultimate expression of the love I hope to one day have. Pair this with my favorite movie, Sense and Sensibility, and you get this moment in the film with the incomparable actress, Kate Winslet as Marianne Dashwood.

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