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Robert Frost Movies & TV

A Tribute to John F. Kennedy from the Arts (1963)

Immediately following Kennedy's 1963 assassination, American artists staged a tribute pageant to the slain president. It featured a reading of works by Frost, one of Kennedy's favorite poets. Frost died in January 1963, just ten months before the assassination.

Robert Frost: A Lover's Quarrel With the World (1963)

This educational documentary about Frost's life was completed only months before his death. The footage of Frost lecturing to students illustrates the warm, engaging style that made him so popular in the classroom.

The Outsiders (1983)

Oh, the power of poetry! In this classic adaptation of S.E. Hinton's book, Ponyboy delivers a powerful rendition of Frost's short poem "Nothing Gold Can Stay." Then he admits that he doesn't know what the poem actually means. Oh well.

Afterglow: A Tribute to Robert Frost (1989)

Burgess Meredith stars as the poet in this biography. This short (35-minute) film recreates scenes from Frost's life.

Symphony for the Spire (1992)

In 1992, to raise money for the rebuilding of the Salisbury Cathedral, Prince Charles of Wales commissioned a benefit concert. The impressive lineup features noted actors and musicians, including Charlton Heston who performed some of Frost's poems.

Fireflies in the Garden (2008)

The title of this drama about a dysfunctional family comes from a Frost poem of the same name. In a key plot point, a character falsely claims to have written Frost's poem himself.

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