The "Wrapped in Plastic" Analysis of MD (I hope!)

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I found a PDF-format of Wrapped In Plastic's 15,000-word analysis of MD online. I'm going to try to transfer it to this thread. Judging from the last time I tried this (with a Naomi Watts interview) my success was mixed, as sometimes it wasn't visible on the thread, sometimes it popped up. And maybe it depends on your server/computer.

This may take a little time, but here goes...
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http://groups.yahoo.com/group/mulhollanddrivefanclub/

harrije, you have to join the above Yahoo group (it's free); then go to the left and click on "Files". It's all in there. If you need further help, let me know.

When I posted these files here, they came up -- but now I see just those red "X"s. Sorry.
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I enourage y'all not to give up on this; if you don't mind the download-time-risk, you just might see these things pop up (and as I recall, that's what some of us experienced on the Naomi Watts interview too). After seeing only red "x"s, the pages are now showing themselves to me again. But it could all disappear again the next time I check in.

But, jeez -- every time those red "x"s show up -- well, it's like Wilkins' dog was let loose on my thread.

If you know what I mean.
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"Fvck yeah! (Pardon my French.)"

Well, so THAT'S how they spell it in France! :cool:

Anyway, you're very welcome, Tristan. It was nice just seeing the excitement in your posts.
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Cool essay, Dave H., thanks. I like it alot, and it pointed out some intresting details I hadn't quite caught. The only thing I don't care for is some of the tone, a kind of, um, self-righteousness as far as their reading into the overall meaning of the film.
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I think it was Amy Taubin who pointed out that the whole scenario of the strong-arming by shadowy men going on in the dream is a classically paranoid, though not necessarily untrue, depiction of the patriarchal system of Hollywood.
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In other words, Diane may believe in dreams that could never come true, and may also be passive and powerless in her own life, but, in my reading of the film, this is because this is the reality the world has sold to her.
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This is an illusion that this culture (as exemplified by Hollywood, which is almost exclusively run by men) has given her in place of her own dreams and values. It is also these men who have taught, by example, Camilla Rhodes how to behave if she wants to get anywhere in this contrived world.
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