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Donald Larsson <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 17 Aug 2000 13:23:36 -0500
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Timothy Shary notes:

> For contemporary voyeurism, I think no one examines the issue
> better than Atom Egoyan, although his last few films have moved away from
> the topic. But "Family Viewing" (1987), "Speaking Parts" (1989), and
> "Exotica" (1994) are all quite compelling, and students respond to them in
> passionate ways (well, "Exotica" has quite a bit of nudity, so it may be a
> bit TOO provocative). A lot has been written on Egoyan and his voyeurism
> themes, including an article I published in Film Criticism in 1995.
> Good luck-- so many students today seem to think they've "seen it
> all", and the commodification of reality and perversity is old hat to
> them.

Last night's NIGHTLINE featured some clips from a "reality" bio-film of
Al Gore, filmed by Spike Jonze (of BEING JOHN MALKOVICH fame). The
film was screened at the convention but it's unclear if the whole thing
will get wider distribution yet.

Don Larsson

Donald F. Larsson
English Department, AH 230
Minnesota State University
Mankato, MN 56001

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