Last night I watched a video my daughter brought home of Braveheart in "Ransom". I don't think my analysis of it is outstanding in any way, but I thought I'd offer it as grist for the thread in Screen-l on perversion in films. It's a story that tells how superior the white male entrepreneur is to all other forms of creation, especially women, whose judgement is shown to be soft at the core - based upon emotion instead of a solid understanding of how money works in society; and far better than Black FBI agents who are wrong in their judgements, and just plain don't have the right stuff. The bad guy in the film, by the way, is a crooked cop, so between him and the FBI agent the film trashes every authority except the good old self-reliant rich man. I sort of think this might qualify as a perverted view of the world. ;-} Cheers Chris Chris M. Worsnop Consultant, speaker, workshop leader, writer media education, assessment, writing Homepage: <http://www.screen.com/mnet/eng/speakers/cw/worsnop.htm> 2400 Dundas Street West Email: <[log in to unmask]> Unit 6, Suite 107 Phone: (905) 823-0875 Mississauga Ontario, Canada L5K 2R8 "Archeologists will one day discover that the ads of our time are the richest and most faithful daily reflections that any society ever made of its entire range of activities." Marchall McLuhan ---- Screen-L is sponsored by the Telecommunication & Film Dept., the University of Alabama.