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“The Fairytale Film Noir”

opening music
curtains unfolding slowly
flickering flash lights

~an impromptu poem (haiku) for #NaPoWriMo day 14

Prompt Day 14: Today’s challenge is a fun one: write a poem that takes the form of the opening scene of the movie of your life. Does it open with a car chase? A musical number? A long scene panning across a verdant plain? You’re the director (and also the producer, the actors, the set designer, the cinematographer, and the lowly assistant that buys doughnuts for the crew) – so it’s all up to you!

The excitement, the thrill in the beginning of a film, more the fun if it happens in a theater or an auditorium. However noir cinemas are evergreen. The way everyone gets seated, slightly the lights fade away and an overture plays in the opening, slowly theater drapes are pulled away from both the sides and the theme music starts playing while the motion picture starts gathering momentum. Everything seems so dramatic and dreamy. Although I couldn’t get time to write about an opening scene of my film but here’s a haiku portraying a typical scene in a theater. Black and White films of the early periods are kind of my taste in movies and I wish my dream fairytale classic noir film also performs in the similar way, dramatically! Lights. Camera. Action!