‘Arthouse’ In The Title Drew Them All In by Paul Tristram

So what did you like about the film?

It wasn’t exactly a movie.
More a series of moving thought-provoking images.

So… a gallery slideshow?

No… it was a film, you’re not listening.

I’m waiting to listen…

It was more an experience, you know.
Art completely… made you feel…


… different.

Oh, I thought you were going to say something
specific there for a moment.

Art is not interested in specifics!

And how do you know this?

Look, you either get it or you don’t?

You mean it’s either your cup of tea or it’s not?
or was it maybe educational?

Like I just said… you get it or you don’t?

Cool, you obviously ‘Got It’, share, please.
I’d like to ‘Get It’ too.

It takes culture to understand
and you cannot explain culture
you have to experience culture.

Actually you can… it’s in the fucking dictionary
and you’ve gone back to ‘Experience’ again,
around in circles and all ‘round the houses.

You’re rude!



It’s funny you should bring up ‘Rude’
This is my table which you have plonked
your pompous arse down at.
I don’t even like you, I tolerate you
for the sake of others.
I do not go and sit next to people I don’t like
… that would just be unpleasant.
The film is a piss-take on fake art-lovers,
you know, the sort of idiot
who uses a Van Gogh in their hallway
as nothing more than décor… just like you do.

Arty Pic Of Pauly

Paul Tristram is a Welsh writer who has poems, short stories, sketches and photography published in many publications around the world, he yearns to tattoo porcelain bridesmaids instead of digging empty graves for innocence at midnight; this too may pass, yet. Buy his books ‘Scribblings Of A Madman’ (Lit Fest Press) http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1943170096 ‘Poetry From The Nearest Barstool’ at http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1326241036 And a split poetry book ‘The Raven And The Vagabond Heart’ with Bethany W Pope at http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1326415204 You can also read his poems and stories here! http://paultristram.blogspot.co.uk/

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