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Hollywood Forever Cemetery Tombstone Poem

Video excerpts of Hollywood Forever Cemetery Tombstone Poem

Forever, Forever, Forever at Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Tombstone Poem is a video poem taken at Hollywood Forever Cemetery (also known as Hollywood Memorial Park) by Chris Girard. The film constitutes engravings found on tombstones of public figures and celebrities made in December 2010. It was tentatively entitled Forever, Forever, Forever due to the overwhelming number of words “forever” found on these tombstones. The video poem was subsequently collaged and sequenced into a poem based on the words found and filmed. The ambient sounds reflect the surprising quietness of the celebrity-filled cemetery in the middle of a busy weekday Los Angeles. The film is an exploration of the omnipresence of historical moments signified by tombstones and the words that provide their description.

roadvine

rain rest
rose
our
precious
poet

lion

day hunt
ray way
always
law
we grow
strong war
strong

page

young graves
be
end art

angel

shop
forever forever
foreverwings

mother you
cut herr
line ask
price
eternal inch
of eternity

heart

beloved birth
begin
death
black castle
sweet
whif

roses

Printable version of poem.

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