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A COUPLE YEARS AGO, MICHELLE PFEIFFER WAS NOMINATED FOR AN ACADEMY AWARD
FOR _LOVE FIELD_  I HAD NEVER HEARD OF IT, AND IT NEVER PLAYED IN A THEATRE
IN CHAMPAIGN AS FAR AS I KNOW.  BUT IN MY SUMMER RENTAL FRENZY I WATCHED IT
(PLUS I AM WRITING A PAPER ABOUT MISCEGENATION)  ANYWAY, IT WAS AN  NTERESTING
FILM (SMALL, NOT A BLOCKBUSTER, ABOUT NON-FAMOUS PEOPLE STRUGGLING WITH THE
CONFLICTS BETWEEN THEIR LIFE-WORLDS AND THE POLITICAL AND SOCIAL PRESSURES AND
UNFAIRNESS OF THE WORLD AROUND THEM.)   MICHELLE IS  RUNNING TO SEE HER IDOL,
JACKIE, IN THE WAKE OF THE ASSASINATION (I THOUGHT MAYBE IT WOULD HAVE A SECOND
LIFE WITH THE DEATH OF JKO THIS SUMMER, BUT NO) AND SHE MEETS UP WITH A BLACK GUY
TRYING TO MAKE A LIFE FOR HIMSELF AND HIS DAUGHTER.  I LIKED IT. I CERTAINLY
DIDN'T THINK IT WAS BRILLIANT FILMMAKING, BUT I WAS QUITE PUZZLED ABOUT THE
FACT THAT IT DIDN'T REALLY SEE THE LIGHT OF DAY.  AND I WONDERED IF THE POLITICS/
AESTHETICS OF BLACK  MALE/WHITE FEMALE SEX/ROMANCE HAD ANY THING TO DO WITH
ITS INVISIBILITY (ESP. IN COMPARISON TO THE MANY TERRIBLE FILMS THAT CLOG THE
DECAPLEX AT ANY GIVEN MOMENT, MENTIONING NO NAMES!!)
 
KAL
Kal Alston
EdPol Studies/Women's Studies
360 Education--UIUC
1310 S. 6th Street
Champaign, Il  61820
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