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With all due respect, Maureen....I don't care if you care about these
issues or not. Some don't. Some do. Film scholarship and research have long
 comprised  perceptions, responses and analyses of the most arcane,
absurd-sounding trivial movie details that prove to be significant,
interesting, and historically important. How do you know what Krin Gabbard
- a reputable, established film scholar - has in mind with his interest in
the height of leading actors?  The appeal of actors and the size of images,
inlcuding animated ones, have been subjects for study for decades.

At 09:28 AM 7/13/99 -0700, M Furniss wrote:

>While I'm writing, am I the only one who doesn't CARE if Elizabeth Taylor
>is viewed as beautiful?  Or that someone's head is large?  Or that
>someone is short?  I don't think this kind of information forwards film
>scholarship.  With all due respect, I think these issues are not
>appropriate for discussion on this site.
>
>Maureen Furniss
>Editor, Animation Journal
>Program Director and Assistant Professor
>Film Studies, Chapman University
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