I second the suggestion of fellow Angeleno Ross Anglin that
people look at _Mortal Thoughts_. There are a lot of
interesting questions about this film, including how it
relates to Rudolph's other films--or fails to.
One interesting aspect of _Mortal Thoughts_ is that the past
events we see during the first 4/5 of the film begin to be
relayed verbally by the Demi Moore character, and then we
see the events transpiring. When we see new past facts at
the film's conclusion, Demi's character is alone, and so we
have seem to have a character's remembered flashback rather
than the image conforming to the character's narration to
Thus the film preserves *some* sense of 'authenticity':
when the film shows what Demi tells, it may be lying, but
when it shows what she thinks/remembers, it's not. This
seems unlike _The Usual Suspects_, in which it's almost all
up for grabs at the end.
Edward R. O'Neill
General Education Program
Screen-L is sponsored by the Telecommunication & Film Dept., the
University of Alabama.