The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock by T. S. Eliot

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Poem and reading by T. S. Eliot (text here)

Animation by Everett Wilson, who writes:

I produced the visuals for this poem by T.S. Eliot in the fall of 2001, during my brief time in the Media program at the University of Lethbridge. “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, an Animated Rendition of T.S. Eliot’s Poem” appeared in the “highlights reel” of the Melbourne International Student Animation Festival, which traveled to select universities across Australia. After receiving feedback on YouTube, I replaced the original narration with T.S. Eliot’s voice in this 2007 revision.

There are other Prufrock videos on YouTube, but this is by far the best of those I’ve seen.

2 Comments

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    Dave Bonta 5 April, 2009

    How interesting that “Prufrock” could speak so directly to a woman’s situation as well as to a man’s! Thanks for commenting.

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    Beth W. 5 April, 2009

    I recently ran across a 31 year old wordscrap of my own (allegedly a poem fragment) that references a “yellow fog.” Listening to Eliot read his “Prufrock” I realize my own use of those two words came about because the yellow-jacketed T. S. Eliot “Selected Poems” was a constant presence on my bedside table in 1978 and I read “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” almost daily while I thought about how I could make the moves necessary to end the marriage I was in at that time.

    Fantastic animation.

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