Yea I know I rant but trust me i do listen to you lot - well a bit.
How about this.
A series of short films, each 2 to 5 mins.
Take one poem - for example, on my faves, ' Miss Gee, a ballad' by WH Auden.
[minstrels] Miss Gee -- W. H. Auden
It's set in Clevedon, near where I live.
Travel to clevedon - film a shot for each verse that is carefully contrived. ( simialr to toilet film i made ). The poem is about an elderly lady witha crush on her vicar, so lots of shots of olds - clevedon is a retirement seaside place.
Now the clever bit - I think so anyway - the VO is the poem read by a person connected with location and stroy - so I get an elderly lady to read the poem for me.
Another fav poem is Slough by John Betcheman. Same gag with poem read by a comtemporary slough person.
I hope that the ' local person ' reading the poem with obliqely salient video will be seductive and powerful for any viewers.
Ya think ?