In response to Thomas Deane Tucker's comments about the "yes" at the end of the film, I am not at all sure that it does day this. This was the most disturbing moment for me as I could not see the point of the ending at first and then could not get the uneasy feeling of Ryan's wife's response out of my head. She does not say, "Yes you earned it, Dear." and then give him a reassurance through touch of some sort--a hug or a hand on the shoulder. She pulls away at the end and looks at him as if he is asking an impossible, existential (?), question about his existence. The look on the wife's face does not seem reassuring or certain. Rather, I was more thrown by her withdrawl than her assurance. cheers, brian ====================================== brian k aurand comparative literature university of maryland at college park [log in to unmask] 301-405-2853 ==================================== ---- Screen-L is sponsored by the Telecommunication & Film Dept., the University of Alabama.