19/07/2009

I didn't know how to start this letter and now I don't know how to end it...

This afternoon my husband and I were working on our first videoclip. A home - made video clip resulted from an idea of mine and his ability with this kind of cutting and pasting software. Let's start from my idea: I wanted to unite images from the movie SYLVIA (2003) - have a look at my previos post LIFE WAS TOO SMALL TO CONTAIN HER - with Richard Armitage's reading of Ted Hughes's letters. Then have a look at the clip and ... it is the result of my husband's skills.

Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes were two of the greatest poets of the 20th century. They were married but their relationship was never easy. They split up and, after writing her best poems, Sylvia killed herself. She was only 30. Ted Hughes wrote to Sylvia's mother after some time from her suicide. Can you imagine his sense of guilt? How difficult could it be to write such a letter? It's extremely moving. Get ready to shiver...






Related posts & sites
My Utube Channel
Life was too small to contain her
The Ted Hughes Letters read by Richard Armitage

7 comments:

London Belle said...

Hiya,
I know this is off point - but saw this and thought of you:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1hNaiy83P0
x

Elvira said...

Wonderful skills! Good for him! Ciao

MARIA GRAZIA said...

@London Belle
Thanks, again. I want to buy the DVD of the ITV drama you've suggested me last time. It's in my wish list! Now, I'll also have a look at this url. Enjoy London!
@Elvira
Querida! Yesterday it was my "first lesson" with him. It's fun...I want to learn how to do it myself! You'll see.

JaneGS said...

Wow--shiver is right! I have yet to watch Sylvia, but now I feel I must. Armitage's reading of the letter to Sylvia's mother was very moving. Well done.

MARIA GRAZIA said...

@JaneGS
Hi, Jane! I'm glad you've dropped by and appreciated. I've had a look at your blog and...wow! I must link to it.Till very soon then!

Sheila DeChantal said...

This is wonderful! I really am enjoying your posts!

MARIA GRAZIA said...

@Sheila DeChantal
You're very kind, Sheila. I'll wait for you back again, then! Have a nice day.MG