It is a serious course, taught by Mr. Franco in an attentive if mellow mode. He said that no exuberant fans had banged down his classroom door, nor had anyone enrolled “just because they liked ‘Tristan and Isolde.’ ”
“I feel like we’re beyond the phase of experimentation,” he said of his students’ progress.
Mr. Franco’s students are getting ready to shoot a collaborative film in Detroit in November.
In May, before the class began, Mr. Franco assigned each student to conceive a short film inspired by a different C.K. Williams poem about “decay, but also a sense of memory and rejuvenation.”
from Meredith Hoffman’s “My Teacher’s a Movie Star and All He Wants to Talk About Is Poetry” at the NYT