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Film and TV Studies Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>
"Richard J. Leskosky" <[log in to unmask]>
Tue, 19 Jul 1994 13:20:42 -0500
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>Mail*Link(r) SMTP               RE>Re[3: True Lies
>>>We spend our entertainment buck to be entertained.  If we're
>>>exposed to political messages (and yes, I'm familiar with the
>>>argument that ALL discourse is political, though I have a problem
>>>figuring out what that little Deer X-ing sign REALLY means at its
>>>political core), then they're often subtle enough to be completely
>>>A friend recently overheard two little old ladies describing "Thelma
>>>and Louise."  Their opinion was that it was a "sweet little movie about
>>>about a couple of girls who had some adventures, got into some kind
>>>of trouble, and then held hands and jumped over the Grand Canyon."
>>>So even the MOST political subtexts, it seems, are often missed.  I
>>>just think we too often ring the alarm bells, since we're the kinds
>>>of folks who make a living by looking for socio-political messages
>>>on cereal boxes.  (Ever noticed the Trix rabbit is WHITE?  Just
>>>imagine what that does subconciously to children of color|)
>>>Denise Bryson, Language and Literature
>>>[log in to unmask]
>I heartily agree with you.  Movies are foremost entertainment.  Any effort to
>educate or extract a response beyond enjoyment is secondary.  I posted a
>similar opinion on CINEMA-L and got shot down for it too.
CINEMA-L?  How does one sign up? (Other than, apparently, cautiously)
--Richard Leskosky