Re: RARA-AVIS: THE BLACK DAHLIA, more heresy--Surreal

Date: 17 Sep 2006

Hi, Jack, I agree that it was atmospheric, and I enjoyed the first two-thirds, but many of the motivations seemed weak, and toward the end so much didn't make sense, that I thought the cutting must have gotten out of hand. THE QUESTIONS FOLLOWING ARE SPOILERS. I admit that sometimes I focus too much on the visuals and miss important details, so if these things are obvious, and I just need to see the film again, then tell me that. Otherwise, can you explain any of this? Why did Bucky just start shooting people instead of arresting them? Were we told anything at all about a bank robbery before the money turns up and that whole story about Lee comes out? Why was Lee's body just burned up at the building and not reported until later? I couldn't understand that line of explanation. Why was the clown face painted on the wall of the porn movie set? I mean, I know it was there so we can see how Bucky connects the family, but is there any logical reason? Why did the mother go to the trouble to disembowel the body? Was it just a coincidence that they placed the body on the street right near where the shootout was taking place? I know this must be my lapse for sure, but what happened to the gardener? Some of the characters were shown so briefly that I couldn't recognize them. Did Bucky just leave Madeline at home with her dead mother and father, and then look for her the next night to shoot her? Vicki

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