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Date Posted: 07:26:33 03/10/10 Wed
Author: jesse (calm)
Subject: Re: brightness
In reply to: jesse 's message, "Re: brightness" on 07:23:58 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
>>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
>>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

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