SOCIETY Poetry Contest – Deadline August 31st. Submit a poem that’s about SOCIETY and get it made into a movie.

WILDsound Festival

Accepting any poetry in any genre or length that’s about SOCIETY in any way.

All poems will be posted on this network. Over 95,000 unique visitors a day. The winning poem will have their poetry made into a movie. SPECIAL NOTE: Every single entry will get their poetry performed by a professional actor and made into a video.

The RULES are simple:

1. Write a POEM that’s about SOCIETY. Send it to this contest for $20 and it will be POSTED on this site guaranteed for 100,000s to see. Plus, every entry will get their poetry performed at the festival and made into a video. (you own all rights to this poem and whenever you want it taken down, send us an email).

2. Email your POEM to submission@festivalforpoetry.com in .pdf, .doc, .wpd, .rtf, or .fdr format or just cut and paste it into the body of the email.

3. SUBMIT as…

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Died Today (August 30th): Glenn Ford

glennfordHappy Birthday actor Glenn Ford

Born: Gwyllyn Samuel Newton Ford
May 1, 1916 in Sainte-Christine-d’Auvergne, Portneuf, Québec, Canada

Died: August 30, 2006 (age 90) in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA

Married TO:

Jeanne Baus (5 March 1993 – 1994) (divorced)
Cynthia Ford (10 September 1977 – 13 September 1984) (divorced)
Kathryn Hays (27 March 1966 – 26 June 1969) (divorced)
Eleanor Powell (23 October 1943 – 23 November 1959) (divorced) (1 child)

Read reviews of the best of the actor:

movie posterTHE BIG HEAT
1953
dir. Fritz Lang
Cast:
Glenn Ford
Gloria Grahame
GILDAGilda
1946
dir. by Charles Vidor
starring
Hayworth
Glenn Ford
poster3:10 TO YUMA
1957
dir. Delmer Daves
Starring:
Glenn Ford
Van Heflin
SupermanSuperman
1978
dir. Donner
starring
Christopher Reeve
Margot Kidder

Died Today (August 30th): Jean Seberg (1938–1979)

jeanseberg.jpgJean Seberg (1938–1979)

Born: November 13, 1938 in Marshalltown, Iowa, USA
Died: August 30, 1979 (age 40) in Paris, France

“I know that the greatest of actresses has about 20 good years of acting in her and that she will go on living for 30 or 40 years as a human being. So, the conclusion I have come to is that I can’t make acting my whole life.”

Breathless
1960
dir. Jean-Luc Godard
Starring
Jean-Paul Belmondo
Seberg
AIRPORTAirport
1970
dir. George Seaton
Starring
Burt Lancaster
Dean Martin

 

Died Today (August 30th): Wes Craven

wescraven.jpgWes Craven (1939–2015)

Born: August 2, 1939 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Died: August 30, 2015 (age 76) in Los Angeles, California, USA

Married to: Iya Labunka (27 November 2004 – 30 August 2015) (his death)
Mimi Craven (25 July 1982 – 1987) (divorced)
Bonnie Broecker (1964 – 1969) (divorced) (2 children)

A Nightmare on Elm Street
1984
dir. Craven
starring
Amanda Wyss
Johnny Depp
MY SOUL TO TAKEMY SOUL TO TAKE
dir. Wes Craven
Stars:
Max Thieriot
Emily Meade
ScreamScream
1996
dir. Craven
starring
Neve Campbell
Courteney Cox
SCREAM 2 MOVIE POSTERScream 2
1997
dir. Craven
Starring
Neve Campbell
Courteney Cox
David Arquette
movie posterNEW NIGHTMARE
1994
dir. Wes Craven
Starring:
Heather Langenkamp
Robert Englund
Scream 3
2000
dir. Craven
starring
Neve Campbell
Courteney Cox
David Arquette
Red Eye
2005
dir. Craven
Starring
Cillian Murphy
Rachel McAdams
THE HILLS HAVE EYES IIThe Hills Have Eyes II
2007
dir. Martin Weisz
Starring
Michael McMillian
Jessica Stroup
Written by Craven
scream 4SCREAM 4
dir. Wes Craven
Stars:
Neve Campbell
Courteney Cox
MOVIE POSTERTHE SERPENT AND THE RAINBOW
1988
dir. by Wes Craven
Stars:
Bill Pullman
Cathy Tyson
MOVIE POSTERTHE PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS
1991
dir. by Wes Craven
Stars:
Brandon Quintin Adams
Everett McGill

Died Today (August 30th): Charles Bronson

charlesbronson.jpgCharles Bronson

Born: November 3, 1921 in Ehrenfeld, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: August 30, 2003 (age 81) in Los Angeles, California, USA

[1977 comment on Robert Aldrich] A very good director. Beyond that, he has one fault: he is inflexible. He’s horrified if you give him ideas; he only appreciates his own. He wants to use his own brain for everything. That’s his greatest fault. If he wasn’t so inflexible he would be very great. He refuses to give in. Well, it’s impossible for one man to know everything.

Once Upon a Time in the West
1968
dir. Sergio Leone
Starring
Henry Fonda

movie posterBRONSON
2008
dir. Nicolas Winding Refn
Starring:
Tom Hardy

 

Happy Birthday: Warren Buffett

warrenbuffett.jpgWarren Buffett

Born: August 30, 1930 in Omaha, Nebraska, USA

Married to:
Astrid Menks (30 August 2006 – present)
Susan Thompson (19 April 1952 – 29 July 2004) (her death) (3 children)

It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.

The rich are always going to say that, you know, just give us more money and we’ll go out and spend more and then it will all trickle down to the rest of you. But that has not worked the last 10 years, and I hope the American public is catching on.

Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.

I buy expensive suits. They just look cheap on me.

Of the billionaires I have known, money just brings out the basic traits in them. If they were jerks before they had money, they are simply jerks with a billion dollars.

[on forward-thinking] Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.

Happy Birthday: David Paymer

davidpaymer.jpgDavid Paymer

Born: August 30, 1954 in Oceanside, Long Island, New York, USA

Married to:
Liz Georges (1988 – present) (2 children)

Billy Crystal was so impressed with his work in the film City Slickers (1991) that he immediately cast him in his next vehicle, Mr. Saturday Night (1992), as Crystal’s long-suffering brother who ages from 20-75. Paymer earned a supporting Oscar nomination for his efforts.

SEARCHING FOR BOBBY FISCHER
1993
dir. Steven Zaillian
Starring:
Max Pomeranc
Joe Mantegna
Ocean's ThirteenOcean’s Thirteen
2007
dir. Steven Soderbergh
starring
Clooney
Brad Pitt
Matt Damon
bad teacherBAD TEACHER
dir. Jake Kasdan
Stars:
Cameron Diaz
Lucy Punch
IN GOOD COMPANYIn Good Company
2004
dir. Paul Weitz
Cast
Dennis Quaid
Topher Grace
Redbelt
2008
dir. Mamet
Starring
Chiwetel Ejitofor
Alice Braga
PAYBACKPayback
1999
dir. Brian Helgeland
Starring
Mel Gibson
Bello
DRAG ME TO HELL Movie PosterDrag me to Hell
dir. Raimi
Starring
Alison Lohman
Justin Long<
MOVIE POSTERTHE FIVE YEAR ENGAGEMENT
dir. Nicholas Stoller
Stars:
Jason Segel
Emily Blunt
MOVIE POSTERTHE AMERICAN PRESIDENT
1995
dir. Rob Reiner
Stars:
Michael Douglas
Annette Bening
MOVIE POSTERALWAYS
1989
dir. Steven Spielberg
Stars:
Holly Hunter
Richard Dreyfuss
TV POSTERBest of GOOD WIFE
REVIEWS, BIOS, PICS of the TV SERIES
TV POSTERBest of GOOD WIFE Season 1
Creators:
Michelle King
Robert King
TV POSTERBest of GOOD WIFE Season 2
Stars:
Julianna Margulies
Chris Noth
TV POSTERBest of GOOD WIFE Season 3
Stars:
Josh Charles
Matt Czuchry
MOVIE POSTERJACK RYAN
2013
dir. Kenneth Branagh
Stars:
Chris Pine
Kevin Costner
MOVIE POSTERAMISTAD
1997
dir. Steven Spielberg
Stars:
Anthony Hopkins
Matthew McConoughey

 

Happy Birthday: Lewis Black

lewisblackLewis Black

Born: August 30, 1948 in Silver Spring, Maryland, USA

“In my lifetime, we’ve gone from Dwight D. Eisenhower to George W. Bush. We’ve gone from John F. Kennedy to Al Gore. If this is evolution, I believe that in 12 years, we’ll be voting for plants”.

ACCEPTED
2006
dir. Steve Pink
Stars:
Justin Long
Blake Lively
MOVIE POSTERMAN OF THE YEAR
2006
dir. Barry Levinson
Stars:
Robin Williams
Laura Linney

MOVIE POSTERMAN OF THE YEAR
2006
dir. Barry Levinson
Stars:
Robin Williams
Laura Linney