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Poets' Favorite Movies

Judith Taylor

Boudu Saved from Drowning - Jean Renoir, 1932 
Top Hat -
Mark Sandrich, 1935 
La Belle et la bÍte -
Jean Cocteau, 1946
Kind Hearts and Coronets -
Robert Hamer,  1949 
Ugestsu -
Kenzi Mizoguchi, 1953
Breathless -
Jean-Luc Godard, 1960
Yojimbo -
Akira Kurasawa, 1961
2001: A Space Odyssey
 - Stanley Kubrick, 1968 
Aguirre, The Wrath of God -
Werner Herzog, 1972
Sleeper -
Woody Allen, 1973
Barry Lyndon -
Stanley Kubrick, 1975 

Here are a few recent films that might stand my test of time:

Sex, Lies and Videotape - Steven Soderbergh, 1989
Lost in Translation -
Sophia Coppola, 2003
The Best of Youth -
Marco Tullio Giordana, 2003


Judith Taylor is the author of two books of poems; Selected Dreams from the Animal Kingdom (Zoo Press, 2003) and Curios (Sarabande Books, 2000) and a chapbook, Burning, (1999). She also co-edited Air Fare: Stories, Poems and Essays On Flight  (Sarabande Books, 2004). Her work has been widely published and anthologized. The recipient of a Pushcart Prize, she lives in Los Angeles, and is co-editor of POOL.

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Speechless Spring 2007
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