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Wed, 12 Jan 2000 15:20:00 -0500
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Do NOT read this if you have not seen _Magnolia_ (of course I'm likely to
get blasted like Siskel was with _The Crying Game_).


Scott Andrew Hutchins
Oz, Monsters, Kamillions, and More!

"Militaries are inherently the most corrupt organizations in the world,
simply because their mission is to kill people and break things."

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Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2000 20:59:55 -0400
From: Loren Coleman <[log in to unmask]>
To: fortlist <[log in to unmask]>, list forteana <[log in to unmask]>
Cc: Octopus <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: one measures a circle, beginning with Magnolia

I've just returned from Paul Thomas Anderson's *Magnolia* - and I would say
it is THE BEST Fortean film I've seen since *The Last Wave.*

As sahutchi mentioned on another list: "One of the clues is when someone in
the game show audience holds up a sign
that says 'Exodus 8:2,' which is confiscated by one of the floor managers."

My 3.2 hours at Magnolia were well worth it.  It is Fortean cinema filled
with that mention of Exodus 8:2, brilliant kids, a frog fall, the numbers 23
& 5 spoken and in the background, Fort's Wild Talents on a table with other
strange books, a credit thanks to Charles Fort, and a lengthy opening
segment about coincidences, as well as a storyline all about measuring a
circle, beginning anywhere.

There were only six enlightened people at the 4 PM showing.  What a shame.

I'll see it about five more times, I figure, before it hits video.  There
was much to digest here.

Enjoy, and watch those skies,

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