I wonder if, sometimes, audiences
> are so carried away by an aspect of the film - perhaps mise-en-scene, or
> soundscape or performance or some other aspect, that they stop engaging in
> the plot? I suspect this happens (intentionally) in the film 'Suture',
> some/many action movies. What might a film have that compensates for a
> in plot comprehensibility - or which contributes to acceptable
> incomprehensibility? Also: you use the word 'complaint': but does it have
> be a complaint? I've given up bothering about the plots of most nineteenth
> century operas - it's not what I'm there for. Ditto many films. Does
> else find that incomprehensibility doesn't affect their pleasure?

In film club, we had this discussion last semester with Tsui Hark's _Time
and Tide_.  Even the people who had seen it before had trouble following the
plot, but I don't think anyone who stayed to discuss had a problem with it.

> re: Lou Thompson: "Pretty Woman: I tell my students the message is that
> pretty hooker marries the rich guy, but her less attractive friend hooker
> has to go to college."

I hate _Pretty Woman_, not that anyone cares...

Scott Andrew Hutchins

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"To destroy an offender cannot benefit society so much as to redeem
im."  --L. Frank Baum, _The Flying Girl_, 1911

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