Poet: Resumé

Resumé by Dorothy Parker

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A wonderful little animated poem about suicide. The author’s own recitation is in the soundtrack, along with music by Liam D. Brooks. Tim Bentley is the director and animator. Here’s his description at Vimeo:

Resumé is a dark, macabre little tale about life and the dangers of leaving it too soon. The film is based on the poem ‘Resumé’, written in 1928 by Dorothy Parker, the legendary critic, writer and drinker of 1920s New York.

Without the help of many public domain archives it would never have been completed. Below is a list of all those that helped and to whom I’m very grateful:

Audio recording courtesy of the Dorothy Parker Society:
dorothyparker.com/dpsny.htm

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