State University of New York at Stony Brook
                       Stony Brook, NY 10025
                                            Krin Gabbard
                                            Associate Professor
                                            Comparative Literature
                                            212 749-1631
                                            31-Oct-1994 06:42pm EST
TO:    Remote Addressee                     ( [log in to unmask] )
Subject: Goldfish
I never thought I'd be writing e-mail messages about films with goldfish, but I
think I've come up with a good one.  It's a Canadian film from 1978 called _The
Silent Partner_.  Elliott Gould plays a bank clerk who collects tropical fish,
and I think he carries around a gold fish in a plastic bag for a while as a
metaphor for the precarious position that he himself is in (Christopher Plummer
has threatened to kill him).  The metaphor is expanded when the head of a woman
ends up in Gould's fish tank just after he has made love to her.
Krin Gabbard
SUNY Stony Brook