Re: Debate opens anew on language and its effect on cognition

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    On Friday, February 22, 2002, at 02:18 AM, Grant Callaghan wrote:

    >> Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2002 13:27:59 -0000
    >> >> I think "I am Curious Yellow" was an Ingmar Bergman film and was
    >> a
    >> >> foreign film in the U.S.
    >> <Well, of course, any film not made in the US is a foreign film....>
    >> To Americans yes...
    >> <But, I'm quite sure that 'I am curious, yellow', while perhaps
    >> being
    >> > swedish, was not a Bergman.>
    >> >
    >> On a hunch it wasn't Bergman, I just looked it up on IMDB, and
    >> discovered it to be a 1967 film by Vilgot Sjoman, of Sweden. It's
    >> correct
    >> title is 'Jag ar nyfiken- en film i gult' (any Swedish list members to
    >> translate?), and was called 'I am curious yellow' in the USA. It was
    >> banned
    >> in Finland and Norway until 1970, and, initially, seized at US customs.
    >> It
    >> used a mix of fiction and documentary techniques, was sexually explicit
    >> and
    >> politically controversial.
    >> The films you guys watched in your youth.....
    >> Vincent
    > Thanks, Vincent. I should have takent the time to look it up, but I just
    > took a shot from the lip.
    > Grant
    You should also know that there was a second film called "I am curious
    (blue)" - they were political allegories, I believe.


    John S Wilkins
    Head, Communication Services
    The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
    Parkville, Victoria, Australia

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