Saturday, April 7, 2007

Poetry in the movies

In the movie 10 Things I Hate About You, the poem written by the lead character Kat (but really by screenwriters Karen McCullah Lutz and Kirsten Smith) was perfect for the scene: it scanned like something written by a high school student and captured the angst of the situation.

Here is the poem below. Tell me: what other poems have you liked in the movies?

10 Things I Hate About You

I hate the way you talk to me
And the way you cut your hair.
I hate the way you drive my car.
I hate it when you stare.
I hate your big dumb combat boots
And the way you read my mind.
I hate you so much it makes me sick.
It even makes me rhyme.

I hate the way you're always right.
I hate it when you lie.
I hate it when you make me laugh;
Even worse when you make me cry.

I hate it when you're not around
And the fact that you didn't call,
But mostly I hate the way I don't hate you;
Not even close;
Not even a little bit;
Not even at all.

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