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William Lingle <[log in to unmask]>
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Sat, 21 May 2005 12:04:42 -0700
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A colleague is looking for a film to show that captures the hubris of 
European culture in the first decade of the 20th century, just before World 
War I -- the idea that everything had been invented, the world was an 
orderly place divided up among the imperial powers, that culture had 
reached its zenith.  Ophuls' La Ronde has been suggested, but I think there 
might be a better one, perhaps set in France or Britain rather than Vienna. 
She doesn't want a war film, so La Grande Illusion, All Quiet, The Big 
Parade, Paths of Glory et al won't work.  A film like The Remains of the 
Day, set pre-World War I, might work, but even that might be too explicitly 
war linked.  Any suggestions?

William M. Lingle
Professor and Head
Department of Mass Communication
Linfield College A460
900 SE Baker St.
McMinnville, Oregon 97128
Phone:  503.883.2521
Fax:  503.883.2360

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