Sunday, May 20, 2012

Haiku film review: Less IS less

A new game played by three friends on the road north…

Basho: A Man for All Seasons...
Lilacs on the river,
Thomas blocks Henry’s divorce,
Prison to gallows.

Sora: The Mission...
Waterfalls and jungle,
Settlers enslave Indians,
Cultural fallout.

Disciple: Avatar...
Spaceships raid forest,
Blue natives ride giant birds,
Burnt trees but victory.

If there were to be rules for writing film reviews in haiku, we could expect: (1) setting the scene, (2) reporting the event, (3) describing the outcome. Or in haiku form…

Film reveals location,
A conflict is followed by
A resolution.

In traditional haiku the location is a peaceful scene, the event is physical action, change occurs.

An old pond.
A frog jumps.
Sound of water.

Sites that do…
Movie reviews…
Through haiku…

An experiment
But in some cases, less IS less.
More might be better.


11AA003 said...

movie:The Devil Wears Prada

Andrea works ar "RUNWAY" office
Her superior is like a deadful devil
But, she grows up there

11AA026 said...

The movie I watched is Men in Black.

James becomes a member of MIB
MIB sees a conflict among aliens
They make a effort protecting the earth

Anonymous said...

Pirates of the Caribbean

Jack Sparrow is a pirate
He enjoys voyage with his funny friends
It's exciting and wonderful movie

Barry Natusch said...

Watch the difference between number of WORDS and number of SYLLABLES. Example of 5-7-5 SYLLABLES for Devil Wears Prada:

"Girl joins fashion mag,
Boss a scary she-devil,
Girl learns skills gets strong."

5 syllables in line 1, 7 syllables in line 2, 5 syllables in line 3.)

Anonymous said...

Forrest Gump

Forrest Gump has low intelligence quotient
But he has innocent heart and a lot of buddy
So he takes a number of successful

Anonymous said...


Blood Diamond

A diamond is beutiful
it won't change its brightness
But it includes conflicts

Anonymous said...

"the End of Evangelion"

it all returns to nothing,
because of that it's killing me inside.
humans don't know each other.

11AA002 said...

「Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone」

Harry entered the magic school
He studied harder with Ron and Hermione
They defeated Voldemort

Anonymous said...


Movie:Money Ball

Billy is general manager of baseball club.
But it is weak team.
He gradually changes them to strong team.

Anonymous said...


movie: Night at the Museum

Larry is the guard of the museum
Articles on display move in the night
The museum become very famous

11AA014 said...

Movie: The Social Network

Mark was disappointed in love.
He made Facebook to make friends with Erika again.
Nobody knows what is going to happen.