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Aaron White <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 8 Mar 1995 19:35:55 CST
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> Regarding Chris's message about Taraintino, surely the final story in Pulp
> contains a message?  The entire scene in the cafe contains a strong
> message of redemption, in which a once-heartless assassin learns to
> value life, and the good of others, even a kind of unconditional love.
> This suggests that Taraintino isn't just playing to a hip, cynical
> and shallow nihilism that regards everything as completely relative.
> Bruce Willis's character also shows a spark of morality that indicates
> his nobility when he rescues the gangster who wants him dead.
> Individual viewers may choose to view this cynically, but Taraintino's
> treatment of these scenes is in no way flip.  The context may be quirky,
> but the redemptions are real.
> On another topic, I read the recent posting regarding FSU film school
> and would appreciate more information.  What kind of facilities
> does it have?  How much is tuition etc?  And pardon my innocence
> regarding Grad Schools etc. but do they consider GRE scores as highly
> as they would for things like history or english Masters?
> One more indulgent question.  Does anyone know how to get in contact
> with either Sue Lyon, the actress who played Lolita in Kubrick's
> infamous film, or Ariana Richards, who played the young girl in
> Jurassic Park?  I regard Ariana's performance as a bright spot
> in that movie: watch a good Lillian Gish film, then rewatch her
> performance in Jurassic and see if you don't think there's a
> similarity both in style and talent (not to demean the great Gish
> at all, of course, but to praise Ariana, an underrecognized
> talent).
> God Bless- Aaron White
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