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Mon, 27 Sep 1999 19:50:06 -0500
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A good one like this is Roger Avary's _Mr. Stitch_, in which Wil Wheaton
plays a gender-unspecific person built from an equal number of men and
women, and has fragments of all their lives.  The first half of the film
has a very strange white-on-white look.  The character, who names himself
Lazarus, after demanding access to the Bible when and orderly says "Jesus"
in vain, tries to finish loose ends in the lives of the people he was,
despite looking like an organic version of Scraps, the Patchwork Girl of
Oz.  The closeups on his hands are particularly jarring.  On his left
hand, his middle two knuckles aand middle finger are of a black man, his
ring finger a white woman with red nail polish, an Asian pinkie and a
Caucasian male index finger.


On Sat, 25 Sep 1999, John Dougill wrote:

> >I am looking for films that follow the pattern of Robert Wiene's ORLAC'S
> >HANDS (1924) or Maurice Renard's original novel: Somebody is influenced by
> >organs he got from a transplantation, e.g. haunted by the evil spirit of the
> >donator.
> >
> Surely the template was set by mary shelley's Frankenstein,in which the
> monster is puzzled and tormented by the previous lives of the various
> people from whose bodies he is stitched together.  He is tormented by the
> idea that his soul is not his own - the Branagh film brings this out.
> JD
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