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Date Posted: 03:21:17 02/15/09 Sun
Author: Stef
Subject: Re: What's the point of the duel?
In reply to: Icaredor 's message, "Re: What's the point of the duel?" on 16:13:48 02/05/09 Thu

Hello IC,

sorry for the delay answering your entry, life was a bit busy.

Well, Judith Thompson, the screenwriter, did work for 6 years on the script of Lost and Delirious, so some changes might have a lot of reasons and as the character of Paulie’s is very different to the novel “The wifes of Bath” it might be one additional indication, that her last name was changed.

Judith Thompson said in the “making of Lost and Delirious”: ` I met someone once who had a falcon at a party and someone said: "What's it like to have a falcon as a pet?" and she said: "it's not a pet, it's a killer" and so I thought about that when I came to write this and the idea of the falcon is something wild and beautiful that you want to tame, and Paulie is like that.. Who can actually turn around and kill... has that kind of ferociousness.’ Maybe this strengthens your theory of Paulie’s “Amazon characteristics”.

But personally I think that Paulie is very vulnerable as well in the movie (emotionally spoken) and I am really thankful for the changes that Paulie’s character got in comparison to the novel.

I think that Mary B’s charater is pretty interesting tho, full of a lot of great (positive) values. She for the first time in life might have found a real friend in Paulie and even tho she is scared of some habits of Paulie and thinks that some things are weird, she seems to feel the true friendship that connects her with Paulie and starts kind of take care about Paulie (which might not really have been caused by Tori asking her to do so).

I think that loyalty is a very good value in a time where continuity seems to vanish more and more but same time we all long for it…

Hm, I think that the way to describe the friendship between Paulie and Mary B. as a relation between mom and daughter might not totally be what the movies shows… Because there is more trust and intimacy of close friends in the movie, than we maybe would assume of a mother and daughter relationship. And look at the scene where Paulie wants Mary B. to cut her hair… A daughter might not have responded her in the way Mary did talk to Paulie. I think they are more on the same level talking, even if Paulie is the “more experienced” one, yes.

Thanks for your really elaborated thought on Lost and Delirious!

take care and rage more!

Stef

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