Sept. 27, 2021

Will DaRosa - On Poetry Exploring Escapism

Will DaRosa - On Poetry Exploring Escapism

In our second episode Elizabeth completely ignores the fact that W. B. Yeats has a full first name, as she is on a nickname-only basis with him.   This episode features cinematographer, music video director, and filmmaker Will DaRosa. Will’s...


In our second episode Elizabeth completely ignores the fact that W. B. Yeats has a full first name, as she is on a nickname-only basis with him.

 

This episode features cinematographer, music video director, and filmmaker Will DaRosa. Will’s rapidly-lengthening resume testifies to his dedication to his craft and his growing reputation as one of the fresh talents to work with on the Los Angeles indie-genre scene. As director/dp, his music videos have aired on MTV and VH1 and been viewed millions of times on Youtube. He is also the co-host/co-creator of 2001 The Podcast, which is available everywhere podcasts can be listened to. 

 

In this episode Will discusses his love for cinema, finding this poem through a Steven Spielberg film, and worrying that maybe as a white man he shouldn’t be “that guy” who talks about poetry. There is ample discussion over how popcorn reading in school made Will nervous and Elizabeth feel highly prepared. Also Audrey Hepburn gets a mention.

 

“This poem is…  it's about humanity. [...] And then you have a robot reading it, there's just something chilling and terrifying about that… you have a robot that nearly is about to cry listening to another robot read a poem written by a human 300 years before it's, I don't know, the ending of that movie is chilling, but this is like a midpoint in the film, and you're really not quite sure. You know the character's journey, what they want, at this point in the film, but when he gets this poem, it kind of breaks his brain a little bit.”
- Will DaRosa

 

Timestamps: 

00:00:25 Guest Introduction

00:02:55 Poem Reading (Will)

00:05:32 Author Info

00:07:00 Will’s Relationship to the Poem

00:17:03 Pause / Poem Reading (Elizabeth)

00:25:05 Reflection & Offering

 

Poem & Links:

The Stolen Child by W. B. Yeats (© 1890)

The Wild Swans at Coole by W. B. Yeats

The Lake Isle of Innisfree by W. B. Yeats

 

Films:

Steven Spielberg’s AI

Ridley Scott’s Hannibal

 

I.O.P. Lexicon:

Solemn: (adjective) formal and dignified // not cheerful or smiling; serious.

 

Where to find Will:

@will_darosa  |  Instagram

@willdarosa    |  Twitter

@2001thepodcast   |  Instagram
@2001thepodcast   |  Twitter

http://www.willdarosa.com/

 

Where to find us:

@iofferpoetry   |   Instagram 

@iofferpoetry   |  Twitter

iofferpoetry@gmail.com

 

Where to find our host Elizabeth:

@ellsonelizabeth    |   Twitter

 

Produced & Edited by John Campione

@campiaudio   |   Campiaudio.com

campiaudio@gmail.com

 

Music @zacharymanno | Art @sammycampioneart