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Date Posted: 07:23:58 03/10/10 Wed
Author: jesse
Subject: Re: brightness
In reply to: jesse 's message, "brightness" on 07:19:52 03/10/10 Wed

>There may be all kinds of meaning underlying the
>script and i think that indeed the link to maternal
>love is correct.
>But i think the quality of this movie rests for a
>great part on how the director and actors, and
>especially piper perabo have interpreted what's in the
>script.
>No matter how brilliantly this movie would have been
>directed, if paulie would have been played badly the
>movie would suck and the other way round: although i
>find that in many ways the movie is seriously flawed,
>mostly because piper plays paulie in such a convincing
>way, this has become a great movie.
>
>I haven't read 'the wives of bath' but i know that the
>paulie there is supposed to be a darker character.
>Even a bit evil maybe.
>
>I think that piper perabo's interpretation of paulie
>is totally different though.
>Her paulie is, i think as well a very strong as a very
>vulnerable person. Innocent almost, as a baby.
>That's what i see is the function of the falcon in the
>movie at first: The fact that she manages to gain this
>birds trust, that she doesn't get bitten as she
>aproaches this predator, is an illustration of as well
>her devotion as her total innocence.
>
>So when it comes to this 'brightness' passage, i also
>think that piper perabo put's an extra layer into her
>character that is more important than the theme of
>maternal love.
>It is not so much what she says as well HOW she says
>it. She says it in a very loving way wich shows that
>A- she knows tory through and through, including all
>her weaknesses. And B- in spite of all this weaknesses
>and even when she lies, paulie still loves tory
>unconditionally.
>
>And i think that it is especially this that makes
>paulie spiral downwards to a state of being as the
>title says, totally lost and even a bit delerious:
>When mary talks to the gardener about how people
>change, she is talking about paulie, but it could
>apply just as much and even more, to tory. Tory, the
>love of her life and on as sayd the only source of
>love for her, the one she knows so well, from one
>moment to the next becomes like different person. She
>betrays paulie. she even spreads story's about paulie
>being more or less a scary stalker. Not only is the
>love suddenly gone, but she even deny's in a sense
>that it ever existed.
>
>To paulie this must be totally incomprehensable. To
>paulie, it must be tory who's realy lost and delirious.

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