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February 2003, Week 4


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Scott Andrew Hutchins <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 24 Feb 2003 14:46:51 -0500
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I recall many, many years ago (probably early 1990s; I know I had a VCR by then) seeing a listing in the paper for a feature film from 1986 or 1987 running on the local PBS affiliate.  The end of the description said the film was silent.  I neither recall the title nor the one line about the subject matter.  Does anyone know what this could be?  The IMDb doesn't help since "silent" in the sound section applies only to those films without recorded music on their initial release.  I thought it might be _Tales from the Gimli Hospital_ until I actually saw that film and discovered that viewers were misremembering it as a silent film when it actually has a big monologue by one of the main characters and the frame story has plenty of dialogue, as well.

Scott Andrew Hutchins
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