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Thomas Deane Tucker <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 21 Nov 2002 12:02:03 -0600
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The angel in Weekend is a sort of avenging angel who offers Corrine and
Roland anything that they wish for in exchange for giving him a lift (he
claims to be the offspring of a sexual dalliance between God and Gide, as I
recall).  They both ask for such mundane and stupidly selfish materialistic
items (and a weekend with James Bond) that he refuses to grant them
anything, cursing the couple as he departs from them (and de-parts them in
the midst of a herd of sheep).

Thomas Deane Tucker

> sara
> i don't recall, but we have the film if you want to borrow it.  i think it
> is in the booth in 135.  perhaps if i have time today i can double check-- i
> seem to rememeber an "angel"
> who turns people into characters from literature?? isn't that weekend?  see
> ay
> jps
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Sarah Nichols [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Wednesday, November 20, 2002 12:39 AM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: A question about "Weekend"
> November 20, 2002
> My memory is a bit hazy: is it a Marxist angel that appears to the couple
> in "Weekend"? (He tells them that he will give them anything they want, and
> they both tell him that they want to spend a weekend with James Bond). Also,
> what is his reply?
> Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
> Sarah Nichols
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