Saying 'Yes' in Iambic Pentameter

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Sally Potter's new film Yes is unusual in that its dialogue is entirely in iambic pentameter. The film takes its title from the last word of James Joyce's novel Ulysses — and is Potter's response to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Howie Movshovitz of Colorado Public Radio reports.



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