Monday, August 16, 2010

3 links: poetry without words, the real secret, and the problem of being innovative

- Bluebird by Charles Bukowski (a video poem without any words, via Moving Poems)

- an interview with The New Yorker cartoonist Bob Eckstein (via Voices): "It’s not easy and that’s the real secret: it’s not easy for anyone. Once you know that, it’s easier to accept when you struggle for an idea. I know because I have lunch each week with the cartoonists of The New Yorker. Everyone has to come up with ten ideas to “audition” every Tuesday. It’s HARD work even for the best of them."

- and, from a poetry blog: a reflection on the fate of the comic film Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (via Silliman's Blog): "If the filmmakers want to know why the picture tanked on its first weekend, all they have to do is to check the demographics of their receipts. ... it’s about a sensitive guy who has to learn to trust his feelings, with two strong female characters. But how are women viewers going to know that they may like this movie if they can’t tell what it’s about? This is where Edgar (Shaun of the Dead) Wright’s innovative direction creates problems instead of solutions..."

1 comment:

Sherry O'Keefe said...

good stuff. i'm adding a link to your blog at mine. i liked the photography work rose hunter pointed out on her blog. did i say good stuff? oh yeah i did.