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> On Mon, 3 Apr 1995, Kristine Butler wrote:
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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.).
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>In "Testament" Jane Alexander learns via answering machine that the nuclear
>war has permanently delayed her husband's return from work.
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>(And speaking of nuclear war, does anyone have a copy of the "Woops!"
>episode where they invent an economy?)
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Alan Pakula's "Klute" (1972?) features a tape where a prostitute
(Jane Fonda) indulges in, well, dirty language. The tape is first
played with the introducing credits, at a time, when you don't really
know yet what it's all about (neither do you know that the woman whose
voice you hear is a prostitute).
 
Birgit Kellner
Institute for Indian Philosophy
University of Hiroshima