I'm hoping to do my book and movie reviews sometime this week, but it hasn't happened yet. There's a lot of other stuff going on right now.

Anyway, on Tuesday in women and film we watched Letter from an Unknown Woman, which is a melodrama that's apparently still pretty popular with certain audiences. It's what was known as a "women's film" or "weepy." It came out in 1948, and it really pissed me off. A proper review will be forthcoming, but in the meantime, I would like to present you with my own little Letter from an Unknown Woman In Five Minutes. And yes, this does contain spoilers, since I'm going over the entire story. I personally wouldn't recommend that you see this movie anyway, but if you're really into angst and self-sacrificing love and all that nonsense and actually want to see this thing, you might want to steer clear.

Basically, it goes like this. Stefan, a former virtuoso pianist, receives a letter the night before he is to take part in a duel. In it, Lisa relates her story, starting out with a statement to the effect that she is probably already dead as he reads it, and that she has always been his. Always. So we go into the letter and see the story unfold.

Okay, so I requested the questions for this meme more than half a month ago. I've been busy. Seriously. And now I have time.

The meme, as a reminder: 1) Make a list of 15 characters and assign each character a number.

2) Without telling anyone who's on the list or the character's assigned number, get questions from your flist about what they'd like to know about them, i.e. "If 3 and 4 were trapped in a cave together with only a blanket and a toothpick, what would they do?"

3) Post the list of characters and answers to the questions.

The list, the questions, and the answers )
I made my second moving icon. I'd be using it right now, but the LJ uploady is broken and won't take large gif images. It says it's a "temporary issue" but I'm still peeved.

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Anyway...no, I don't suppose that makes any sense to you. It came from my comment that the Tamino (dude in white) in this production is reeeeally amused by Papageno's feathers, and he goes to touch him and Papageno flips out...more so than usual. So we have the "Don't TOUCH me!" and the Frotu pointed out that those three words are usually followed by "I am Red Death stalking abroad!", except if Papageno was going to be any sort of disease, he'd be the bird flu, not ebola.

...I think it's funny.



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