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"Brian L. Tanner" <[log in to unmask]>
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Film and TV Studies Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>
Mon, 1 Aug 1994 21:20:42 EDT
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Not to put down Krin Gobbard's insights into The Mask, they are very
interesting and thought-provoking, but I wondered if anyone has actually read
the comic book that the Mask is based on and if there are any "black"
references in it as well.  One must remember that the original material the
movie is based on is a green-faced "super-hero", at first I thought that Krin
might be stretching the arguement too far but the more I read, the more it
seemed that the screenwriters/actors may have converted a "costume"/mask into
something more.  Of course, I haven't read the comic or have yet seen the
movie so I'm not the one qualified to rebuke or support anything at this
time.  Just wanted people to be aware of the original material before drawing
any undue conclusions.  Of course, when has Hollywood bothered trying to stay
true to the original material?  (Just a cynical statement and not meant to
spark another debate).
Brian L. Tanner
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