Posted by MMMMarcia on January 19, 1999 at 11:25:52:
In Reply to: Re: The Grey Hair posted by Elaine on January 19, 1999 at 09:55:09:
: At the risk of further ruining your carefully cultivated reputation as Hawkeye's #1 slave & prima competitor of Dr. Mary's, let me add this;
Dr. Mary, Dr. Schmary! She ain't gotta chance, I tell ya! I'll fight her standin' on one foot...I'll fight her with my eyes closed...
: You have always shown an astute awareness of all things, whether symbolic or not, in LOTM. You've demonstrated quite an appreciation for the discussions of the film, the novel, and the history, as well as added your own thoughts, observations, and interpretations. Add to that your humor ... no one thinks of you as a dolt.
Let's not get carried away, here! I don't know about astute awareness, but I WOULD prefer to think I have no connection (or at least only a small one) to Doltdom.
:I know this matter of symbolism, or lack thereof, is your opinion & that it has been reached with much thought and consideration. I do hope you did not think the implication of the posts was that you couldn't grasp the symbolism because of the Hawkeye Factor! It was nothing more than jesting ... truly!
I just wanted to be sure it was clear I wasn't blinded to possible symbolism by my fervent and rabid devotion to that Hunka-hunka burnin' love, N. Poe.
: I agree with you regarding symbolism in film. I'd add that most films are what they appear to be on face value ... no symbolic, profound meaning. In LOTM, I believe it's present, though I don't believe by any means that it is so evident as to be non-debatable. It is, if it exists at all, subtle and intriguing. As both you and Pat have shown, a good argument can be made for either position. We are offering opinions, that's all.
: Makes for good discussion!
Agreed. I'm always up for a good discussion, though I sometimes feel the need to clarify where I'm coming from, and I stand by my opinion, as I'm sure you of the Pro-symbolism Faction stand by yours. I'm interested in hearing from others on this subject. Wish Gayle were here, though she'd probably side with you and Victoria in this case.
: Funny that you mentioned Gayle. I was thinking she would've enjoyed the "Grey Hair" discussions tremendously.
Hey, I just mentioned her again! Yes, she'll enjoy the Grey Hair discussions. I'm also copying the posts from Champ. As a matter of fact, I copied just about everything from January 1, and sent to her. I don't want her to forget us while she's away. I've told her she can send me anything she'd like to post or call me & dictate it to me, so maybe we'll hear from her now and again. But that's a whole 'nuther story!
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