Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Hollywood Haiku II: Foreign Edition

Here is the new edition of that ever-popular regular series Hollywood Haiku.  Okay, this is only the second edition (the first was for a contest by the fine folks over at Best For Film - a contest won by my lovely and talented better half) but there are mighty aspirations for the future so it will one day become ever-popular.  Now without further ado, let us get this show on the road.  Here is the Hollywood Haiku: Foreign Edition.

Battleship Potemkin
Soviet montage
Upon the Odessa Steps
Cinema was born

La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc
She doth bear her cross
Her eyes like forsaken loss
She would burn for God

The Red Shoes
Victoria Page
She danced as if she had to
But the red shoes won

La Regle du jeu
He showed class warfare
The ugly truth of his world
Man and beast as one

Persona
Two women are one
Cinema is aware
Reality ends

Bicycle Thieves
A man and his bike
A social commentary
The world is unfair

Belle de jour
Unable to feel
She let Man devour her
To find the answers

Tokyo Story
Past is forgotten
Of children's self-absorption
A man is alone

The Exterminating Angel
They cannot escape
Held inside their worst of fears
Trapped inside themselves

8 1/2
Guido had the world
Oh asa nisi masa
What to do with it


That is it for the inaugural Foreign Edition of Hollywood Haiku.  Next time we will be back with the third installment of this new running feature, the Tarantino Edition.  C'mon, if you knew anything about me, you knew that was coming.  Until then please remember, I love you Honey Bunny.

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