>Do you remember the scene when the H. Hunter character is waiting on the >beach with her daughter? The piano is crated. Yet, the Hunter character >removes a piece of wood and plays on whatever keys she can. In this >scene she has to speak/play her sensual music. Later on, after the >Keitel character makes his proposition, he crawls under her dress while >she plays. He finds a hole in her stocking. He sticks his finger into >the hole and touches her ivory white skin, while she tickles the ivories. >Thus, the metaphor completes itself and the connection is further >established between them. She played a little on the beach, he played a >little on her. >Dennis Ross Yes that was a very evocative scene with the wood, it reminded me of the Cray brothers animations (Seen on MTV and festivals) where small things happen that have larger consequences. I also extrapolated to her being in a nailed shut wooden crate (coffin) at the end with a small shaft of light or the piano key being put inside. Fortunately you can't guess the ending of all films at the beginning. I think it also was a metaphor for her state of mind in that she lived in a personal world (agoraphobia???) in the piano, under the dress on the beach, muteness, and he got in. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Clapp, Jeffrey - Educational Television Developer York College - City University of New York Academic Computing & Educational Technology, Room 4M04 Jamaica, New York, 11451 United States of America 1-718-262-2759 FAX 1-718-262-2114 [log in to unmask] ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "You have to steal in order to quote" -Arthur Rimbaud. "You have to steal in order to quote" -Jeffrey Clapp.