The Party (2017) UK | movie trailers | Haiku Review

HAIKU REVIEW CHALLENGE

The Challenge is to write a HAIKU REVIEW after watching the movie trailer for the film The Party (2017) UK . Feel free to write in Single – Couplet – Triplet Haiku Verses using 17 syllables per verse . Lines in 5-7-5 . Try to Review the short film below as close to your interpretation of what you viewed and how all your senses responded to it. Think of it as looking at a moveable painting.

If you decide to take on the HAIKU REVIEW CHALLENGE . Leave your Haiku in the Comment Section of this post on ‘the secret keeper’ . so others will be able to view what you have created. I will be posting my own HAIKU REVIEW just above the video of The Party (2017) UK.

If this film doesn’t inspire . don’t worry. A new short film will appear every Friday for you to try your skills at the WEEKLY HAIKU REVIEW CHALLENGE .

Here’s to engaging in the Haiku Review Challenge | Clinks & Cheers! – j.kiley

“THE PARTY is a comedy wrapped around a tragedy. It starts as a celebration and ends with blood on the floor.”

GRATING BLEND
by j.kiley

Abrasive champagne
Truth . revenge . baby goes boom
Play . party . power

© j.kiley ‘17
Haiku

Best Viewing Experience Open Video Full Screen



The Party (2017) UK

Rating . . . R (Language . Content . Political)
Genre . . . Comedy . Drama . Dark Humor
Film Length . . . 1h 11m

Director & Writer . . . Sally Potter

Stars . . .
Patricia Clarkson . . . . .April
Bruno Ganz . . . . . . Gottfried
Cherry Jones . . . . . . .Martha
Emily Mortimer . . . . . . Jinny
Cillian Murphy . . . . . . . Tom
Kristin Scott Thomas . . . Janet
Timothy Spall . . . . . . . Bill

What should be a discreet soirée of the bourgeoisie quickly descends into chaos as the (mostly) genteel guests one-up each other with dramatic announcements and secrets bubble over until everything bursts.

“Stingingly funny … conceived during the 2015 election, filmed over a fortnight during the Brexit referendum, The Party eviscerates a political class that has lost its way.” – Evening Standard

Anonymous Viewer:
” . . . 5/5 Excellent. Wonderful acting, wonderful directing, wonderful cinematography, very sharp and funny writing. The audience at the cinema I was at burst into applause when the credits rolled, which is something I have not seen for a while.”

John Gardner | On Becoming a Novelist #2

john-gardner-on-becoming-a-novelist-cover “Like other kinds of intelligence, the storyteller’s is partly natural, partly trained. It is composed of several qualities, most of which, in normal people, are signs of either immaturity or incivility: wit (a tendency to make irreverent connections); obstinacy and a tendency toward churlishness (a refusal to believe what all sensible people know is true); childishness (an apparent lack of mental focus and serious life purpose, a fondness for daydreaming and telling pointless lies, a lack of proper respect, mischievousness, an unseemly propensity for crying over nothing); a marked tendency toward oral or anal fixation or both (the oral manifested by excessive eating, drinking, smoking, and chattering; the anal by nervous cleanliness and neatness coupled with a weird fascination with dirty jokes); remarkable powers of eidetic recall, or visual memory (a usual feature of early adolescence . . .); a strange admixture of shameless playfulness and embarrassing earnestness, the latter often heightened by irrationally intense feelings for or against religion; patience like a cat’s; a criminal streak of cunning; psychological instability; recklessness, impulsiveness, and improvidence; and finally, an inexplicable and incurable addiction to stories, written or oral, bad or good.” ― John Gardner, On Becoming a Novelist

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John Gardner (1933–1982) was born in Batavia, New York. His critically acclaimed books include the novels Grendel, The Sunlight Dialogues, and October Light, for which he received the National Book Critics Circle Award, as well as several works of nonfiction and criticism . including . On Becoming a Novelist. He was also a professor of medieval literature and a pioneering creative writing teacher whose students included Raymond Carver and Charles Johnson. When I worked at Bennington College in Southern VT I would often see him walking across the campus during the Summer Writing Workshops. Or when his white hair was flowing as he rode his beloved motorcycle on campus or away. – j.kiley

Weekly Writing Prompt #119

Weekly Writing Challenge
Poetry and/or Flash Fiction
December 11th 2017 | #119

DOOR Template Instructions=====================

(5) Words: | WAR | LOUD | ESCAPE | RIGHT | JUMP |

*A brilliant idea has been brought to my attention regarding the (5) word prompt. Please feel free to substitute any of the words with a synonym.🎈 🎭 ✨

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Poetry Suggestions
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Haiku (5 – 7 – 5)
Tanka (5 – 7 – 5 – 7 – 7)
Shadorma (3 – 5 – 3 – 3 – 7 – 5)
6 lines – no rhymes – multiple stanzas [your choice] – just follow meter
Villanelle (19 line poem[no word limit]–2 repeating rhymes & 2 refrains)… Excellent example is Dylan Thomas’s “Do not go gentle into that good night”
Nonet (9 – 8 – 7 – 6 – 5 – 4 – 3 – 2 – 1) progression downward of syllables
Cinquain (2 – 4 – 6 – 8 – 2) five-line poem on any theme – syllables
’28’ Form (4 x 7) or (7 x 4) lines & syllables or lines
Free Verse – No Limitations
See [POETRY PAGE] for further instructions

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Fictional Suggestions
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Flash Fiction (500 – 300 words)
Any Genre: Mystery – Sci-Fi – Fantasy – Horror – Literary

SUGGESTIONS FOR FLASH FICTION
***One main character
***Room for one scene
***Main conflict in first sentence
***Room for a single plot
***Room for a single, simple theme
***SHOW anything related to the main conflict
***TELL the backstory; don’t “show” it
***Save the twist until the end
***Eliminate all but essential words

Use your best judgement
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Proust: ‘Poignant Yearning’ | “Remembrance of Things Past” | #128

POIGNANT YEARNING 

“Happiness contracted by the cold, forced to withdraw into itself, to close into its heart, it is there that I find the greatest intensity. It is true that I have only ever experienced it through sadness. But it is always the same.” ― Marcel Proust

ghost of proust at grave