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Jeremy Butler <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 13 Jan 1994 20:29:03 CST
Message of Thu, 13 Jan 1994 21:12:27 EST from <[log in to unmask]>
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On Thu, 13 Jan 1994 21:12:27 EST Martin R. Kalfatovic said:
>As part of the public programming for the exhibition, we will be doing a small
>film festival where we hope to show various films with tunnels and tunneling
>as themes or major characters (!?) in the films. So far we have found a few,
>including *The Tunnel* (Sci-Fi, British, 1936).
Probably the most famous tunnel shot in the cinema is the ending of
NORTH BY NORTHWEST, right after Cary Grant pulls Eva Marie Saint up onto
his bunk.  Hitchcock used to joke that this was the one Freudian
symbol in his films.  (It's a pretty quick shot.  Might not serve your
On a completely different note, much of that Tim Robbins film about the
psycho Vietnam vet (man!  I'm drawing a blank on the title!) is set
in a subway tunnel.
And several mining disaster films (e.g., KAMERADSCHAFT) involve scenes
of tunneling--but that's probably the wrong kind of tunneling...
And then there's the tunnels in THE GREAT ESCAPE and GRAND ILLUSION...
Don't mind me.  I'll just free-associate for a while...
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