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245 00 Chain Letters.|h[Kanopy electronic resource] 
264  1 |bMark Rappaport,|c1985. 
264  1 [San Francisco, California, USA] :|bKanopy Streaming,
300    1 online resource (streaming video file) (96 minutes):
       |bdigital, .flv file, sound 
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500    Title from title frames. 
500    Film 
500    In Process Record. 
511 0  Mark Arnott,  David Brisbin,  Reed Birney 
518    Originally produced by Mark Rappaport in 1985. 
520    Made in Manhattan during the worst early depths of the 
       AIDS epidemic, this LA RONDE-style series of twosomes and 
       threesomes never directly mentions that crisis. But the 
       intricately interconnecting relationships glimpsed in 
       mosaic-like shards here exist in a similarly embattled 
       milieu, an urban war zone: war between the sexes (or 
       perhaps between the urges toward and against any kind of 
       intimacy). With Tin Pan Alley standard "Taking a Chance on
       Love" as ironic theme song, Rappaport's characters reach 
       out to one another but might get their hand bitten off as 
       thanks. Among them are a Vietnam vet (Mark Arnott) with 
       paranoid hallucinations; an emasculating ex-soap opera 
       actress (Marilyn Jones) whose tender side comes out only 
       when she sees herself in TV reruns; a gay man (Reed 
       Birney) whose involvement with a straight hustler proves 
       more than either of them can handle. As is this singular 
       writer-director's way, the drama is elliptical, the comedy
       slyly in-jokey and the narrative can run any which way, 
       encompassing a lecture on sharks, campy medical horror, 
       double-team prostitutes and yes, actual chain letters. 
       Nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film 
538    Mode of access: World Wide Web. 
546    In English 
650  0 Independent films. 
650  0 Drama. 
650  0 Motion pictures. 
655  7 Feature films.|2lcgft 
700 1  Rappaport, Mark,|efilm director. 
700 1  Arnott, Mark,|eactor. 
700 1  Brisbin,  David,|eactor. 
700 1  Birney,  Reed,|eactor. 
710 2  Mark Rappaport (Firm),|4dst 
710 2  Kanopy (Firm),|4dst 
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