Sunday, 13 June 2010

A Short Film...

What with all the paperwork I've to do this week, I just haven't had the space in my head to write anything new, so I've not completed either of the tasks set for the Poetry Bus over at Revolutionary Revelry. Not wanting to give it a miss completely, I have made a short film of a poem I wrote for the Bus a while ago. It goes:

helium

fill me with helium
tie me down
take me for a ride
round dublin town

there, i'll tell you
in a squeaky voice
interesting things
about james joyce


And the film goes:

29 comments:

Jeanne Iris said...

Okay, Dominic. You have definitely provided us with a fascinating aural experience, accented with amazing harmonics! Thanks!

Rachel Fox said...

Alien meets Psycho (is this a shower curtain I see before me?)?
x

Denise Burden said...

Love it! it made us laugh - but it works simultaneously as fascinating narrative, wanting to hear more. We want to go to Dublin with you now.

Niamh B said...

Speechless!

Totalfeckineejit said...

I think that may be the best film I've ever seen!And I've seen some goodly ones!

Poetikat said...

You're such a card, Dominic! I've got the giggles now.
I wondered why it was Dublin you'd chosen for the setting, but the Joyce was an a-ha for me. Such fun!

Kat

Elisabeth said...

That squeaky voice made all the difference. I wonder what Joyce would have made of it were he alive to hear. I imagine he'd enjoy the playfulness, given his own proclivities.

patteran said...

Wonderful! Joyce would have been proud of this!

Pure Fiction said...

Brilliantly gripping, from beginning to end!
(Love the shower curtain too - is it from ikea? Think we have the same one in red)

Rachel Fenton said...

That was a truly surreal experience.

The Bug said...

This was a LOT of fun!

Karen said...

This is hilarious! You made me laugh aloud on this one!

NanU said...

hahaha!
neat one, Dominic!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Words fail me! The music sounded a bit like the Clangers???
Why you chose Dublin - well, apart from the obvious Joyce connection Dublin fits in pretty well with the metre - you could have hardly put somewhere like Cleckheaton - that would have spoiled the whole thing.
Aural experience more or less sums it up I think. Loved it (but them after all these years I am fairly well attuned to your eccentricities!

Titus said...

Can't add to the above. Surreal! Psycho! Shower curtain! Brilliant!

Dominic Rivron said...

Thanks for these comments, everyone. One or two specifics:

Shower curtain? The film was shot in the studio of Radio Free Leyburn.

The best film TFE has ever seen?? I'm honoured. Perhaps he hasn't seen Holiday on the Buses. :)

Despite huge pressure of paperwork this week, I'm trying to get round all the blogs I read. Apologies in advance to anyone I miss out if I don't manage it!

Jessica Maybury said...

the video really scared me! In a good way. Take me to Dublin!

Jessica Maybury said...

also, we should take down twitter from the INSIDE

Poet in Residence said...

Belated Happy Bloomsday Dominic! A ThumbsUp film. What beer were you on? Black Sheep or Pendle Witch?

Argent said...

I'm miles behind in the commenting but I really enjoyed that. Next project: Finnegan's Wake read in similar stylee?

Dominic Rivron said...

JM: Take down twitter from the inside? Wouldn't that take an IT specialist? :)

PiR: Same to you. Beer - no. Red bush (rooibos) tea, which I've just discovered.

Argent: Almost. Finnegans Wake in morse code.

ArtSparker said...

That's a delightful tour.

Anil P said...

Actually I almost expected pictures of Dublin town in the film!

Dominic Rivron said...

ArtSparker: Thank you - a tour of the inner world, perhaps.

AnilP: Sadly, I've never been to take any.

tony said...

Nice One Dominic! A Gas!

Poet in Residence said...

Hi Dominic, George Szirtes has posted a short video I think you'll get chuckle out of. Best, Gwilym

Poet in Residence said...

I mean 'the Sunday night is ...' video titled 'German English' (not the boring old we'll be seeing it now forevermore or at least 100times video of the disallowed goal).

Dominic Rivron said...

Thank you Gwilym. Very good, I sink.

GrahamW said...

en-light-ening! Attach a vacuum cleaner and you are half way there. Laughter and poetry - a great combo