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July 1995, Week 5


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Greg Evans <[log in to unmask]>
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Sat, 29 Jul 1995 10:47:22 GMT
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David Desser <[log in to unmask]> writes:
> Subject: Passion in Paris/quiz answer
> The answer, of course,is PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, but I'm not
>sure playing movie trivia is the best use of SCREEN-L.
>Others probably feel this way and didn't want to reply.  I
>waited, but am possessed to answer.
Dear David Desser
Point taken, and thanks for putting me right. As a fairly new
subscriber to the Screen-L, I underestimated the essential
gravity of the list. In my defence, I have to say that I was
making a serious reply to a query concerning films set in
Paris that treat the subject of sexual obsession. It seemed to
me that The Phantom of the Oera was a worthy example, which I
felt other contributors might overlook in favour of 'art-
house' films (I can think of several that fit the bill). The
Hunchback of Notre Dame (and I'm afraid the note I posted
about this was also form of a question: your reprimand came
too late) is another example of a popular movie on the
subject. I posed my answer in the form of a quiz question
simply because the Phantom of the Opera seemed to be at once
an obvious and an unlikely example -- and I thought the
contributers might have fun guessing.
My apologies to other Screen-L contributors.
I'll make sure that any future contributions I make to the
list take a less frivolous form.
Greg Evans
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