Re: RARA-AVIS: Eyes and colors . . . maybe

From: Terrill Lankford (
Date: 07 Feb 2000

> One of the big character moments in CHINATOWN occurs when Gittes notices
> something wrong with Evelyn's eye. "It's a flaw in the iris," she says.
> Moments later they are embracing for the first time in the movie. I think it
> is this imperfection that allows Gittes to "step up" and become intimate with
> a woman he has idealised as "above him" in many ways up to this point in the
> story. She has somehow become more real to him, less than perfect, and thus
> attainable.

> (Of course it is just the tip of the iceberg as far as illusion-stripping goes
> for these characters.)

> TL

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