April 6, 2009

Three Imaginary Poem-to-Film Adaptations

In honor of National Poetry Month, I'm proposing the following poems be adapted for the big screen:

Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven, directed by Tim Burton with Johnny Depp as the narrator, Amy Adams as the ghost of Lenore, and Dave Navarro as the voice of the raven.

Alexander Pope's The Rape of the Lock, directed by Woody Allen and starring Louis Garrel as the Baron and Scarlett Johansson as Belinda.

Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queen, directed by Peter Jackson with James Franco as Knight Red Crosse, Cate Blanchett as Gloriana, Michelle Williams as Una, and Emily Blunt as Duessa.

What poems would you like to see adapted for film?


  1. I'd love to see "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" (T.S. Eliot) come to life.

  2. jerryjeff12:43 PM

    How about The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes?

  3. That is an excellent suggestion! A great narrative poem with lots of drama. Let's see... how about Guillermo del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth) directing with Gael Garcia Bernal as the Highwayman. And whom should portray Bess????

  4. jerryjeff1:53 PM

    Melanie Clark Pullen?

  5. Thought of more I'd like to see: "Rime of the Ancient Mariner," "To My Last Duchess," and "The Goblin Market," starring Dakota and Elle Fanning.

  6. The Shooting Of Dan McGrew with Jack Nicholson as The Stranger and Julia Roberts as the lady that's known as Lou.

  7. SV Holmes: Definitely!