Re: Subliminal advertising

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    Dear Wade,

    > Today, I went to see Gosford Park, a rambling costume and character
    > drama with a murder thrown for good measure, and, Helen Mirren's
    > performance elicited a strong emotional reaction in me.
    > Do I know why? Yes. (I studied drama and the dramatic form and its
    > elements.) Was I aware of all of the why's as I sobbed? No. But then, we
    > do not need to be aware of all the things we are doing. In fact, as so
    > many have pointed out, it is a detriment to be so aware. Trucks tend to
    > run one over if one is intent upon the way the road feels under one's
    > feet.
    > Was Helen Mirren aware of what she was doing and that it might elicit
    > such a response from her audience. Yes, she was.
    > What, in that exchange between actor and viewer, was unconscious?

    The process.



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