Top 5 Animal and Car moments

Monday, May 24th, 2010 by Rachel

This semester, in my Composition through Literature course, I had a whole day dedicated to “roadkill poems”. “Traveling through the Dark” by William Stafford has always been one of those poems I read early on in my writing career that made me go “Wow!” This themed class really got me started thinking about animals and cars. (Gosh I would love to put together a dead animal poem anthology!…but that’s for another time!) Are they inherently linked? If these keep showing up in literature, they’ve got to be in film too. And the more I thought about it, I realized they are.


So here are my top five favorite animal and car moments in movies, posted by my alterego Ray Wray Kowalcyzk over at