Eldorado
 
 
 
Review Count: 25
Average Rating: 4.8 stars
Genre: Romance
Length: 1 minutes 21 seconds
 
Posted on: July 27, 2006
 
 
Film Description
The heart of this movie is Edgar Allen Poe's Eldorado, about an Errant Knight's search for the City of Gold...But like all things poetic, it can take even deeper meanings.

I had the idea for this some time ago, and in the middle of the wee hours of the morning, I awoke with the urge to make this film...and with everyone asleep in the apartment, I quietly recorded my poor reading, and Put all the parts together....It surprised me how well the poem's imagery melded with my own.
Its one of those poems they make you memorise back in highschool...and like all good things you learn, you carry it around with you for the rest of your life.

No big premier parties, just a quiet opening in a little art movie house around the corner.

Read by themonk

The Flower Overlay in the Title was happily done by my good friend Echo....
 
Featured Reviews
- Cruise1970

I'm no fan of poetry but I gave this one a chance. To give this a fair rating I rated this film based on Creativity and Presentation...

Right from the beginning I loved the backdrop presented for the Eldorado movie. Very good Voice Over clear, fluent with emotion. Good scene selection for movie. Perfect music match for movie. 5 stars for good short poetry movie...

Posted on August 8, 2006
- gradyc

Actually, I thought the bright music was in keeping with the knight errant's bold brash arrogant foolhardy quest to find perfection and paradise on Earth. It highlights the false glitter of the emptyness of a hedonistic life.
My note would be that the shadow should have been the knight errant himself rather than a woman. I would like to have seen the knight errant age more in the story. If anything I thought the film a bit light on the pathos.

Posted on July 29, 2006
- TheMGMKid1

A wonderful interpretation of a classic poem set in a modern world. This made it all the more special and moving to me. The poem was read beautifully by The Monk and I feel his reading of it juxtaposed to the visuals created a stunning little movie. I loved it!

Posted on July 29, 2006
- Doj

I liked this movie. I learned about Edgar Allen Poe in english and my teacher talked about this poem by him. Great job.

Posted on July 28, 2006
 
Reviews
- 0630

I'm not into poetry,But I think that you've got some talents,and thanks for that generous donation.I'm very new ,and don't know what it is for or what to do with it, sitting there. Anyway I appreciate that you looked at my movie.

Posted on May 12, 2007
- Jenniza

Very touching and nicely done. Great voice-acting and great imagery to match the poem. Nicely done.

Posted on May 7, 2007
- Lucindamc123

Wow, a serious side too. Loved the modern take on this.

Posted on April 7, 2007
- pigcow1

preatty good hey how do i get people to come to my web site and how do u get voices on your video

Posted on February 14, 2007
- vinnieguy

Nice combination with the poetry, nice piece!

Posted on January 19, 2007
- Spaceman72

Ohm what a great adaption of the poem. This is a little gem of arthouse movie.
5 stars from me.

Posted on January 3, 2007
- chickenwrangler

Risky and moving. An original interpretation of the poem.
I notice you didn't advertise bad scriptwriting this time.
It's nice to know that your creativity is not confined to one running gag about security guards.

Posted on November 15, 2006
- Garthrs

Excellent. I was expecting a comedy. Very well done.

Please do more of them!

Posted on October 2, 2006
- Morris101

You read that very well indeed, good job. The modern setting brings it alive. A moving retelling. Thank you for sharing that with us.

Take care

Posted on September 16, 2006
- FunkyFilms

I liked it. Good idea.

Posted on September 6, 2006
- EvilGuy12

Good movie!

Posted on August 22, 2006
- Cruise1970

I'm no fan of poetry but I gave this one a chance. To give this a fair rating I rated this film based on Creativity and Presentation...

Right from the beginning I loved the backdrop presented for the Eldorado movie. Very good Voice Over clear, fluent with emotion. Good scene selection for movie. Perfect music match for movie. 5 stars for good short poetry movie...

Posted on August 8, 2006
- waroftheworlds01

I liked it. I think you should have had this movie take place in the times that Edgar lived instead of now days.

Posted on August 7, 2006
- JosephKw

That turned out pretty darn well. It seems the muses paid you a visit during those wee morning hours. Great choice of imagery, and even the in-game music suggestive of classic western films worked well with this poem and theme.

Posted on August 6, 2006
- Daninsky

I hate it to be one giving the first 'low' score, but poetry movies live from the reading and while you gave a good clear reading of the poem I missed the seriousness that should acompany it.

Nonetheless a good movie.

Posted on August 1, 2006
- postmodernchuck

A near-surreal appropriation of Edgar Allan Poe's poem, this movie takes the well known metaphor of El Dorado and transforms it into something transcendental and visually very moving. Your reading was clear and full of fire. I am, admittedly, a huge fan of poetry, and shamelessly love everything associated with the written word. Your film is the sort I wish I could see more of on TMO -- swift, intellegent, gripping.

Well done.

Posted on July 30, 2006
- rjb2112

Very good transposition of characters and situation. Bravo!

Posted on July 30, 2006
- gradyc

Actually, I thought the bright music was in keeping with the knight errant's bold brash arrogant foolhardy quest to find perfection and paradise on Earth. It highlights the false glitter of the emptyness of a hedonistic life.
My note would be that the shadow should have been the knight errant himself rather than a woman. I would like to have seen the knight errant age more in the story. If anything I thought the film a bit light on the pathos.

Posted on July 29, 2006
- TheMGMKid1

A wonderful interpretation of a classic poem set in a modern world. This made it all the more special and moving to me. The poem was read beautifully by The Monk and I feel his reading of it juxtaposed to the visuals created a stunning little movie. I loved it!

Posted on July 29, 2006
- tremblett

Ohh I get it, Monk it took me one time to watch and understand. I really enjoyed this movie. I think Movie Poetry is going to be really great on TMO, what a movie!

Great job Monk.

Posted on July 28, 2006
- cecilbdemovies

Your reading was nicely recorded, and clearly spoken. However, the poem is obviously a death poem and I don't think the reading really reflected that. Editing and selection of scenes was pretty good.

Also, there's mention of how he got older, but I didn't notice any aging in the character. I'm not saying you should have done it, but it would have been an elegant way of showing the passage of time(which is in keeping with the theme of the poem). It's attention to details like that which separate 4 star movies from 5 star movies.

Posted on July 28, 2006
- Doj

I liked this movie. I learned about Edgar Allen Poe in english and my teacher talked about this poem by him. Great job.

Posted on July 28, 2006
- OlliEntertainment

Good poem...
I like it..
Its good told...

Film on!!!

Posted on July 28, 2006
- EthanRunt

Interesting, offbeat poem choice, little too bright in the music department thiough.

Posted on July 27, 2006
- offkilter81

Great Job! Although I would have expected slightly darker music for an Edgar Allen Poe poem.

Posted on July 27, 2006