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...Off the beaten track in the cold outback’s not what a feller thinks as the perfect place for the human race but more for bear or lynx. The place to be unfenced and free is a place most men would shun but the snowy waste is to the taste...

Metamorpheus (2000)

Directed by

Peter Symes

Written by

Tony Harrison

Screenplay

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...Close-up of finger of the Professor pressing a doorbell which reads ORPHEUS. It morphs first to Bulgarian Cyrillic, then to Greek. The Professor Bugger! The Professor is walking up a hill in a Bulgarian village, Bartak. The Poet voice-over...

The Big H (1984)

Directed by

Bill Hayes

and

Jeremy Ancock

Written by

Tony Harrison

Screenplay

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...The Mathematical Herod On the blank blackness of the blackboard a hand writes TEST. Then we are in a classroom of twenty-eight kids, the fourteen boys we have already seen and the fourteen girls some of whose voices we have heard as Rachel...
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...High Royds Hospital, Day A Yorkshire dry-stone wall. The clock tower of High Royds Hospital, Menston, near Ilkley, is first glimpsed through a crack in the dry-stone wall, then seen in the distance as the central feature of a large...
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...A city wall not quite sure where, no May Day posters plastered there. Flea market. Although it’s May Day no parade disturbs the new free world of trade, only the memory of a choir and from it one voice rising higher The lyra man. out...

Crossings (2002)

Directed by

David Thomas

Written by

Tony Harrison

Screenplay

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...Tony Harrison voice-over In come the letters sack after sack for the Lady in Red to speed up the track. One: Conveyor Woman Postal Worker voice-over In come the letters heap after heap me a empty mail bags all night in mi sleep. Tony...
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...Gulf: Tank Gorgon / Golden Sea. From long ago the Gorgon’s gaze stares through time into our days. Under seas, as slow as oil the Gorgon’s snaky tresses coil. The Gorgon under the golden tide brings ghettos, gulags, genocide. ECU-Land...
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...I heard a sound I thought was birds but then I swear I heard these words: Shadow San ‘This voice comes from the shadow cast by Hiroshima’s A-bomb blast. The sound you hear inside this case is of a man who fans the face he used to have...
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...Omar Khayyam Restaurant, Bradford The blasphemers’ banquet table: there on mirrored cushions will sit Voltaire, me, Molière, Omar Khayyam, Lord Byron and that, that’s Salman Rushdie’s chair. It’s perfect for tonight’s blasphemers...

Loving Memory (1987)

Directed by

Peter Symes

Written by

Tony Harrison

Screenplay

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...The Muffled Bells Church: Muffles Being Put on Bells. They’re muffling the bells for Stanley Hall. Stanley Hall the Breamore miller’s dead. Clappers in cowhide cladding peel and call all those who used his flour in their bread. Farmer...