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March 2004, Week 3


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Lang Thompson <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 18 Mar 2004 08:32:41 -0500
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This is a fairly well-known urban legend based on a short story from the
40s.  I've even heard a variant "in the field" so to speak.  Details at   LT

>On Tue, 16 Mar 2004, Scott Hutchins wrote:
> > I saw a short film on a DVD at a screening that had to do with a guy
> > in World War II who carries on a corespondence with a woman who
> > previously owned his copy of _Anna Karenina_, which he bought from an
> > Afrian-American rare book dealer.  It ended with him being told that
> > they would meet in a train station and she would hold a rose so he
> > would know who she was (she refused to send him a photo).  When he
> > gets there, he finds a stout elderly lady holding a rose.  After
> > hesitation, he finally decides to introduce himself.  She tells him
> > she has no idea who he is, but that a young woman in a restaurant
> > across the street told him that if he spoke to her, to tell him where
> > she was. Can anyone give me the title of this film?
> >
> > Scott
> >


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