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RE: Current Films (See/Saw Men/Women)
 
I'm conducting a "film forum" this Friday; we're discussing _Sense and
Sensibility_ and _The Crossing Guard_.  Any views among you virtual folks about
these two films that I might share with the "real" forum members (mostly my
students)?  I'm especially interested in anecdotes and analysis of Ang Lee's
work, in relation to Emma Thompson's script and performance.  And the more
general problems/plusses of male directors adapting female authors' texts
(Thompson's and Austen's).  Or any aspect of the role of women in the other
film, too.
 
For next month's film forum, I'm considering _12 Monkeys_, because I'm a Gilliam
fan.  But my dept. chair saw it and hated it (as old hat politically and
immature comically).  Any of you like/dislike it.  (I've not seen it yet.)  Any
higher recommendations for current films?
 
Mark Pizzato
Univ. of St. Thomas
St. Paul, MN
 
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