Greetings Garden Dwellers:
Back in April I outed myself as 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 Out of Standard, 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 film Holy Motors, directed by the ever so French and ever so brilliant Leos Carax. The movie embodies the phrase Out of Standard from start to finish, but the clip I have selected is perhaps the best introduction . 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.
Watch the clip.
Write a poem inspired by it.
That's pretty much it.
As always, I am asking you to write a new poem for this prompt and not to post one which may conveniently fit the theme. Though, if you have a piece which fits this clip you are probably Leos Carax and should be working on your next full length feature.
So go now my lovelies and bring back something startling and shiny to the garden.