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Poetry In Motion Review


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Contemporary poetry... either you love it or you hate it.

I thought I loved it, but after seeing Poetry in Motion, a documentary interviewing some 20 modern poets (not a small number of whom are singer/songwriters like Tom Waits) and featuring performance footage of them as well.

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Fiennes Breaks The Silence


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Actor Ralph Fiennes found a great source of amusement as he sat in silence during a radio broadcast of a classical concert - his leather jacket kept squeaking.

The SPIDER star was one of hundreds who had to endure the BBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA's botched performance of John Cage's work entitled 4'33', during which the musicians are instructed not to play a single note.

The silence - which is required from audiences at classical shows - was repeatedly broken by muffled giggles, sighs and coughs at London's BARBICAN CENTRE, and Fiennes discovered he too was adding to the hubbub.

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