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    Older film: Shadow MAgic. Wants to be a lovely...

    Older film: Shadow MAgic. Wants to be a lovely paen to the wonder of cinema to the novitiate (rather in the vein of Cinema Paradiso). Doesn't work. It has some charm because it's loosely based on a...
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    Pfft! You're certain when you're hungry. You're...

    Pfft! You're certain when you're hungry. You're certain when you're tired. You're certain when you're horny. I can go on all day.

    Feeding the machine is the meaning of life. If you don't value...
  3. As others have said, you're trying to cover too...

    As others have said, you're trying to cover too much ground here. Since your central message is "I love you," take one of the ideas in this and develop it into its own poem. (This means basically...
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    Honestly I would edit out the lines from "Praise...

    Honestly I would edit out the lines from "Praise antagonists..." to "begets no fun..."

    I think you're being too heavy handed with your theme in this section; you've got to trust your reader to...
  5. But his thoughts on her character don't shape her...

    But his thoughts on her character don't shape her character especially since he (and we) have no clue whether or not she accepted the "communion" or even if the ceremony existed in the first place.
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    Leone's film is excellent and as long as Jarmusch...

    Leone's film is excellent and as long as Jarmusch is on the table:

    Down By Law. :thumbs_up
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    Ouch. And I say again: Ouch.

    Ouch.

    And I say again: Ouch.
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    Whereas Burton's Ed Wood is fine indeed.

    Whereas Burton's Ed Wood is fine indeed.
  9. I think that's fine for people who live each...

    I think that's fine for people who live each moment with the understanding that life is transitory. I suspect that very few people indeed say, "Meh. Who cares if I ever get laid again? It's all going...
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    Uh huh. Emperor. Clothes.

    Uh huh.

    Emperor.
    Clothes.
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    Rather late perhaps for your paper, but the...

    Rather late perhaps for your paper, but the momentary change he undergoes when he first sees Eve is a marvelous moment in the poem
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    This makes me laugh:

    This makes me laugh:
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    Thanks, brotha! Lots of new faces since my last...

    Thanks, brotha! Lots of new faces since my last go 'round. Nice to see the board doing well.
  14. Faith??? I don't see it at all.

    Faith??? I don't see it at all.
  15. Agreed. Thus if you're talking about the risk...

    Agreed. Thus if you're talking about the risk involved while living, the lack of a concern for an afterlife solves nothing for the atheist. Every day he risks those temporal joys, thus it is...
  16. If you're talking only about the wories of an...

    If you're talking only about the wories of an afterlife, this is true (but of course the it's easy to argue that any worries about an afterlife are offset by the comforts of an afterlife).

    On the...
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    There's very little of it given by anyone other...

    There's very little of it given by anyone other than Huck. It's one of the things that sets him apart from the world around him.
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    Dude. Go to the Wikipedia link that Arguendo...

    Dude. Go to the Wikipedia link that Arguendo provided. Once there go to "plot summary."

    As for the book, it's charming and well worth reading. Furthermore, Adams doesn't treat his audience like a...
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    Control? If he is attentive to a woman's every...

    Control? If he is attentive to a woman's every need, the man will be carrying the whip.
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    Thou shalt have no other gods but Terrence Malick.

    Thou shalt have no other gods but Terrence Malick.
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    Errr .... what's the question?

    Errr .... what's the question?
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    Could be that, but there's nothing in the text...

    Could be that, but there's nothing in the text that indicates a second voice (Frost's) commenting ironically behind the first. Without that textual foundation, I'm not inclined to impose that reading...
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    Most people also don't read carefully enough and...

    Most people also don't read carefully enough and (sadly) some teachers I know treat the theme as "be yourself" while glossing over the four lines to which you refer. Not only do those lines quite...
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    The New World Typical of Malick it's a...

    The New World

    Typical of Malick it's a meditation far more than it's a narrative. The subject this time: America.

    This is probably TM's most ambitious film, even more so than The Thin Red Line...
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    But it's not unique in the Gothic tradition; it's...

    But it's not unique in the Gothic tradition; it's typical. What we have here are a number of characters, several of whom show all the typical traits of people of "sensibility." Don't fool yourself....
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