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I'd like to elicit a mass brainstorming effort:  I'm working on an idea
concerning films in which a pre-recorded message plays a part in conveying
narrative information (an answering machine, a tape player, etc.).
Example:  in Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Pepa's boyfriend
exists primarily as the messages he leaves on her answering machine.
Anything you can think of would be greatly appreciated.  More on this
later.  Thanks!!
Kris Butler, University of Minnesota
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