Dylan Marlais Thomas (27 October 1914 – 9 November 1953) was a Welsh poet and writer whose works include the poems, "Do not go gentle into that good night", "And death shall have no dominion", the "play for voices", Under Milk Wood, and stories and radio broadcasts such as A Child's Christmas in Wales and Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog. He became popular in his lifetime, and remained popular after his death; partly due to his larger than life character, and his reputation for drinking to excess.
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... 1962 Dylan Thomas, a short, Oscar-winning, documentary film with Richard Burton as narrator, directed by Jack Howells. 1964 Dylan, a Broadway play by Sidney Michaels, starring Alec Guinness as Dylan Thomas and Kate Reid as Caitlin. 1978 Dylan Life and Death of a Poet, a BBC Wales film of Thomas' final two visits to America directed by Richard Lewis ...
... Igor Stravinsky wrote "In memoriam Dylan Thomas Dirge canons and song" (1954) for tenor voice, string quartet, and four trombones, based on "Do not go gentle into that ... Dylan, born as Robert Zimmermann, is believed to have taken his last name from Thomas (see below) ... Hearts Club Band (1967), designed by English pop artist Peter Blake, includes a photograph of Dylan Thomas ...
... Regulars included poets Charles Fisher, Dylan Thomas, John Prichard and Vernon Watkins, composer and linguist Daniel Jones, artists Alfred Janes and Mervyn Levy ... The café, opposite the offices of the Evening Post newspaper where Thomas and Fisher worked, was where the group drank coffee and discussed many subjects including Einstein Epstein, Greta Garbo ... After the bombing, Dylan Thomas came back to visit Swansea ...
... In Before Sunrise, directed by Richard Linklater, Ethan Hawke's character mimics Dylan Thomas's voice, reading a fragment from As I Walked Out One Evening wrote by W.H ... directed by Kathryn Bigelow, features the Dylan Thomas poem And death shall have no dominion ... This Steven Soderbergh remake also features the Dylan Thomas poem And death shall have no dominion, as George Clooney's character reads the first stanza of the poem ...
... for his impressionistic, lyrical documentaries that included Nye! (1965) and Dylan Thomas (1962) ... Dylan Thomas is the only Welsh film to have won an Oscar (for best short documentary), it features Richard Burton as narrator, visiting the haunts of Dylan Thomas ...
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“butter fat goosegirls, bounced in a gambo bed,
Their breasts full of honey, under their gander king
Trounced by his wings in the hissing shippen, long dead
And gone that barley dark where their clogs danced in the spring....”
—Dylan Thomas (19141953)
“Death is the last enemy: once weve got past that I think everything will be alright.”
—Alice Thomas Ellis (b. 1932)
“I see my light come shining
From the west unto the east
Any day now, any day now,
I shall be released.”
—Bob Dylan [Robert Allen Zimmerman] (b. 1941)