Writing Cinematically

Jesi Kay

Jesi Kay, poet and aspiring novelist, was born in the Texas panhandle where wide skies, lazy summer days, and rolling thunderstorms sparked her imagination and left lasting memories in her blood. An early reader, poetry and mythology were her passions. So much so that when she was ten years old her step-father gave her his college mythology textbooks to read, which were full of classic poetry and more than enough tales to fill her romantic and inquisitive nature. Jesi loves reading, art, going to the theater, the romanticism of the Victorian era (but not the missing conveniences of indoor plumbing and central air conditioning), running when the heat and humidity cooperate, and cold weather so she can wear her favorite boots and knitwear. Also, she still has those college mythology textbooks, a little worse for wear over time but still intact and telling their stories to her. Jesi is a contributor at The Well Tempered Bards blog and at www.octpowrimo.com.

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15 Responses

  1. I was reading this in McKellen’s voice… Wonderful tribute

    • Jesi says:

      Thank you. I loved his version. All of the acting was wonderful but that scene is such a powerful one no matter which version you watch, but he brought such dignity and honest anguish to it. I just had to write about it.

  2. I haven’t watched this but I look into it. Beautifully done.

    • Jesi says:

      Thanks, Morgan! And, yes, definitely watch it. Francis Barber, Sir Ian McKellan, Romola Garai, Sylvester McCoy, etc, so many good actors.

  3. Damn. Good one. And I definitely need to see his Lead.

    • Jesi says:

      Thanks, Lisa! I honestly had no idea what to write and I was trying not to rush because today has been busy and then that scene popped in my head. I was worried about it not being evocative enough.
      And yes, yes, yes…it’s like watching an irascible yet lovable grandfather or uncle. And I just love Romola. She’s wonderful as Cordelia.

  4. steph says:

    Well done… certainly makes me want to see him in this role. I agree he is a great actor.

  5. Rod E. Kok says:

    Wow. This is epic!

    • Jesi says:

      Thanks, Rod. I wasn’t actually all that happy with it when I finished and I didn’t edit much. Today has been a rushed day and I’ve had so much going on that I had to get this down and posted before I forgot it all.

  6. Cindy says:

    OMG, Jesi, that was amazing!! And while I haven’t seen Sir Mckellan that production, what i have see I have been impressed with. I can see through your words. Ros is right, this is epic!! Well done!!

  7. Dawn D says:

    This is beautiful Jesi!

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