Re: virus: sentimemes

Tim Rhodes (
Mon, 18 Aug 1997 10:57:49 -0700 (PDT)

On Mon, 18 Aug 1997, Eva-Lise Carlstrom wrote:

> This is a belated response, but my reaction to both movies still gnaws at
> me. I would recommend Contact far above Gump, but they had a similar
> effect on me: I simultaneously had a warm-friendly reaction, and felt
> used and manipulated. I think the manipulation of emotion was less
> skillful in Gump, or maybe the rest of the content was just better in
> Contact, but there was an element of something 'tasting funny' for me in
> both. Anybody else feel this way, or care to discuss?

I get the same thing from Steven Speilberg movies. I feel used and
manipulated, but at the same time can't help thinking, "Damn! He's so
@#$%ing good at doing it!"

-Prof. Tim