High Windows Philip Larkin | STASH MAGAZINE

Onur Senturk Sculpts Philip Larkin’s “High Windows”

Troublemakers director Onur Senturk sculpts a dark and dramatic vision of “High Windows” by esteemed English poet Philip Larkin, the first of three films launching The Josephine Hart Poetry Foundation’s Poetry Movement program which aims “to stand as the next logical step in terms of the way we consume verse.”

High Windows

When I see a couple of kids
And guess he’s fucking her and she’s
Taking pills or wearing a diaphragm,
I know this is paradise

Everyone old has dreamed of all their lives—
Bonds and gestures pushed to one side
Like an outdated combine harvester,
And everyone young going down the long slide

To happiness, endlessly. I wonder if
Anyone looked at me, forty years back,
And thought, That’ll be the life;
No God any more, or sweating in the dark

About hell and that, or having to hide
What you think of the priest. He
And his lot will all go down the long slide
Like free bloody birds. And immediately

Rather than words comes the thought of high windows:
The sun-comprehending glass,
And beyond it, the deep blue air, that shows
Nothing, and is nowhere, and is endless.

Client. Josephine Hart Poetry 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. Onur Senturk
Producer. James Hagger
Production Assistant. Felipe Bernard
Scuptures. Onur Senturk & Omer Kasimoglu
Title Design. Ipek Torun
Sound Design & Music. Cypher audio
Cello. Michael Olsen
Sound Design, Production & Mix. John Black
Voice Over. Harold Pinter

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