As research I took to YouTube to watch the classics, flops, and underrated gems of the form. What follows are some notes on process, starts and finishes, procrastination, odd jobs, and other roundabout ways of making poetry.
“Its a Mad Mad Mad Mad World”
People always say certain title sequences or movie trailers are like “a movie.” Or they say the new Killer Mike video is “like a movie.” But then this one really is. If you wanted to extend the metaphor (the desert island metaphor I mean), you could also say you only really need to pack Saul Bass for the trip, as anyone who has seen a movie in the last 60 years knows he basically destroys it every time. Though it probably would be better if you had some sort of radio too, if you, after all, had the feeling you were going to crash land on a desert island.
“Une Femme est une Femme”
“Thank You For Smoking”
“The Naked Gun”