Friday, 13 May 2016

Poe and Poetry on YouTube

I find there are wonderful short films and animation on YouTube produced by independent film makers and also gems from earlier in the twentieth century. I continue to use my AmiloFinn channel to create playlists of these works of art. As well as my 'At the piano' playlist you might also enjoy 'Poe's Tales'  and 'Illustrated Poems'.

'Poe's Tales' includes modern animations of Annabel Lee, Masque of the red death, The oval portrait and Eldorado and modern short films of Ligeia, The tell tale heart, The black cat and the Raven. There are also older films such as Vincent Price reading 'The pit and the pendulum' and a 1928 silent film version of 'The Fall of the house of Usher'.

Among the wonderful items collected in the 'Illustrated Poems' playlist are

Night by William Blake
Goblin Market by Christina Rossetti
The Listeners by Walter de la Mare
The stolen child by WB Yeats
The Hollow Men by TS Eliot
Crow by Ted Hughes
Death and Co by Sylvia Plath

You can find the poetry play list here

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