T. S. Eliot “The Wasteland”

Troublemakers director Icecream (aka art director/motion designer Nicolas Dufoure) delivers a dark and brooding version of T. S. Eliot’s “The Wasteland” for the second of three films launching The Josephine Hart Poetry Foundation’s Poetry Movement program. Sound design and music by CypherAudio.

The Poetry Foundation was set up by Lord Saatchi “to further the advancement of arts, culture and education, with a focus on poetry, literature and dramatic performance.”

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Client. Josephine Hart Foundation
Director of the Josephine Hart Poetry Foundation. Eleanor Carter
Creative Director of the Poetry Film Project. John-Paul Pryor
Production Company. TROUBLEMAKERS.tv
Director. Icecream
Producer. James Hagger
Production Assistant. Felipe Bernard
Additional Animation. Simon Simon
Sound Design & Music. Cypheraudio
Sound Design, Production & Mix. John Black
Voice Over. Robert Montgomery

Unreal City

Under the brown fog of a winter dawn,
A crowd flowed over London Bridge, so many,
I had not thought death had undone so many.
Sighs, short and infrequent, were exhaled,
And each man fixed his eyes before his feet.
Flowed up the hill and down King William Street,
To where Saint Mary Woolnoth kept the hours
With a dead sound on the final stroke of nine.
There I saw one I knew, and stopped him, crying: “Stetson!
“You who were with me in the ships at Mylae!
“That corpse you planted last year in your garden,
“Has it begun to sprout? Will it bloom this year?
“Or has the sudden frost disturbed its bed?
“Oh keep the Dog far hence, that’s friend to men,
“Or with his nails he’ll dig it up again!
“You! hypocrite lecteur!—mon semblable,—mon frère!”

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