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Michael G Nischik <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 17 Feb 1994 15:19:57 -0500
<[log in to unmask]> from "SandraB" at Feb 17, 94 08:28:13 am
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Any allusions to her childhood, or any traumas inflicted during her childhood,
were not seen from my perspective.  However, I think that if any were made they
would have taken place in the opening sequence, or montage I guess.  I only saw
the movie once but I vaguely remember the beginning of the film as being very
tripped-out.  The aesthitics of the shots, along with the power of the music,
might have blurred any references to her childhood.  I wonder who that old lady
was that gave the menacing glare as our heroine was playing. Hmmm...  maybe
there is a metaphor there.
To SandraB
From MikeN
> Correct me if I'm wrong, but for some reason I have in my head that there was
> the vague implication that she was sexually abused, that her silence was the
> result of that, or of some type of trauma or abuse.  Am I wrong on this?