DISSOLVE to: L.A. – A collection of action movie poems


The-Emma-Press-headerDISSOLVE to: L.A. – a collection of action movie poems by James Trevelyan – has been doing the rounds at Picturehouse HQ and to celebrate the launch of the poetry pamphlet we are giving away 5 copies, courtesy of our friends at Emma Press.

What does it mean to die in a movie scene? To exist on the peripheries? James Trevelyan takes twelve cult action films of the 1980s and 90s and gives life where it was extinguished too early. Speaking in the voices of such poignantly disposable characters as Cougar (Top Gun), GIRL (Lethal Weapon) and Donald Gennaro (Jurassic Park), Trevelyan provides a humorous and heart-breaking exploration of morality, mortality and our sense of self.

For the chance to win tweet @Picturehouses with the name of your favourite action movie with the hashtag #DissolveToLA. Alternatively, email your answer to with ‘Dissolve to LA’ in the subject line.

Competition closes Monday 18 July. Terms and conditions apply.

‘DISSOLVE to: L.A is a brief, but rare and delightful read that manages to invoke the joy of realising that all those hours in front of 80s and 90s action movies were not spent alone, or in vain.’ – Alan Simmons, Live for Films.

Find out more about DISSOLVE to: L.A. at


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