RARA-AVIS: getting out

From: dermdocsx2 ( dermdocsx2@cox.net)
Date: 25 Feb 2008

It has been said before, but I am going to leave this group because short tempers lead to exhaustive posts that are essentially bickering and sniping. I have enjoyed helpful posts from such succinct people as Bill Crider and Dave Zeltzerman, but the few nuggets of worth don't compensate for so much childish posturing. Good luck.

Patrick Lee

--- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, Patrick King <abrasax93@...> wrote:
> --- William Ahearn <williamahearn@...> wrote:
> > Oh? Let's see, Evan Hunter (Ed McBain) either quit
> > or
> > was fired from Marnie because he didn't think that
> > rape was an acceptable method of marital behavior
> > modification. Yet, Hitchcock did and insisted on the
> > scene to torment Tipi Hendren who had -- as they
> > said
> > in the day -- spurned Hitchcock's advances.
> ******************************************************
> Are you saying that gossip and dish impacts your
> opinion of art itself? Who cares? People do get raped
> in marriage, but that's hardly the point. In 1966, the
> Catholic Church still maintained that there is no rape
> in marriage. Again, beside the point. Is the film
> powerful and impacting? Does it make you consider why
> people turn to crime? Do you empathize with Marnie? Do
> you want her to go to prison? Would you do what Mark
> does if you were in his shoes? This is probably
> Hichcock's most complex and compelling relationship in
> any of his films. It is certainly Connery's best film
> if not his best performance (A FINE MADNESS, THE
> UNTOUCHABLES). I don't care whether Hitchcock was a
> good guy or not, any more than I have to admire
> Piccasso's lifestyle, or Paul McCartney's. The work
> stands by itself and it speaks for itself. I don't
> care if it's produced by a mass murderer, if its great
> work, I'll acknowledge it. I couldn't care less what
> actresses say about directors.
> Patrick King
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