not bowing to the common storyboards
based on rigid, weary, formulas
of plot points placed according to a mold.
His camera moved-a dancer on a stage,
or sometimes stared - a royal palace guard.
He urged his actors to expand their roles;
to go beyond the surface of a theme;
to dream, to muse, to ponder, think and sit
discussing the new, not holding to the old,
like wrinkled olives clinging to their pits.