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Thu, 28 Oct 1999 17:00:59 -0500
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_Rebecca_, _Kamillions_, _Lunatics:  A Love Story_, _Making Mr. Right_,
_Vertigo_, and _Delicatessen_ all seem to fit what you're looking for.

Scott Andrew Hutchins
Oz, Monsters, Kamillions, and More!

"Militaries are inherently the most corrupt organizations in the world,
simply because their mission is to kill people and break things."

On Wed, 27 Oct 1999, Leona Geudens wrote:

> Dear List-members,
> I am to write about "unlikely couples" and I would appreciate it if I
> could exchange some ideas about this.
> With "unlikely couples" I refer to films such as "King Kong", where
> there is a relationship between a monkey and a girl or "pretty woman",
> where you have an affair between a businessman and a prostitute.
> Which films could be the most logic choices to represent this ?
> Could you say that "unlikely couples" can be considered as a "genre" ?
> Why or why not?         Are there other references fdor this not so
> traditional "genre"? Doesn't it work too much which stereotypes ?
> Would you say that there is a link between "unlikely couples" and
> fundamental social, philosophic and political critiques?
> If you watch this type of films, would you feel the viewer tends to
> identify with the characters (as stated in Laura Mulvey's "Narrative
> Cinema and Visual Pleasure") or rather that this type of popular film
> leads to subject subordiantion (as stated by the Frankfurter Schule) ?
> (or are there other possible reactions as stated in other academic
> literature) ?
> Does this genre lead to destabilization in a society where realism is
> more valued than love ? Or does it simply confirm the fact that in a way
> there is always a connection to long-term relationships in which
> everybody is supposed to get involved?
> Thank you for all your help!!!
> Leona Geudens
> Ph.D. student social studies/ film Free University Brussels - Belgium
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