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    ' Amusing reflections on the demise of victorian cottages '

    I wrote the poem in 1999. There was lots in the local news about public toilets getting closed.

    Contains wordy rudeness only.

    http://www.zaskarfilms.com/Films/publictoilets.wmv 3mbit

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    Loads more thought went into this than may at first be apparent - although I hope it makes it something persuasive still.

    Note huge dof - usually I am mr shallow.
    No zoom, no pan, no tracking.
    Lots of attention to composition. All shot are deliberately composed with a strong centre vertical in the hope that this gives it a very arresting and weird vibe.

    Edit points carefuly chosen.

    5 black frames of black between many shots where they dont link in another way.

    For ages I have wanted to do a film like this but I wanted to do that john betcheman poem about slough, in slough - " come friendly bombs and fall on slough, it's not fit for people now " - great poem.

    I still might as i really like the poetry video thing.

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    Now avaialable for your viewing pleasure on you tube.


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    I really liked it - shows how the simple approach can often be the most effective! Now if this were a poetry forum ... well, I'd rip into it but seeing as though we're about video, I'll say cheers, nice production

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    Thanks - I will stick to Betcheman from now on then - truly it isnt quite iambic pentameter but i am still plesed with the line that rhymes palaces and phalluses - lols.

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    The Victorians certainly knew how to build their bogs, nice brick work by the way, the pointing is second to none.

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    Very good. It might just appeal to one of the TV channels "shorts" features.
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    Ya think? Thanks !

    I suppose it's quirky enough to maybe find a slot. But i dont really do all that self promotion thing that well.

    I will get the sound changed to some acoustic guitar from my muso friend and bung it up to 4 docs - it may not be long enough, I think they want 3 to 5 mins - will check.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark W View Post
    Ya think? Thanks !
    I think it has just the right mixture of arty and earthy. The shots are intriguing - everyday views which we see time & time again but never actually look at against a matter of fact narration about the fate of victorian lavatories which neither condemns nor glorifies the reasons for their closure, in language which is neither prissy nor shocking.
    I hope its up for VOTM so that all seven of us can vote for it.
    Tim

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