Tuesday, January 31, 2006
Sleeping with the enemy
Absence of Malice.....What a great movie. Remember the scene when Michael and Megan (Paul and Sally) go out to the restaraunt for dinner and drinks? Megan is enjoying her wine and giggling profusely about a funny story from her past. Realizing that she is acting too silly, the mood suddenly becomes somber. Michael gazes at her with those baby blue eyes. Megan has a light go on in her head....."Ah Haa", she says..."You're trying to hustle me"! He subtly agrees and tells her that he needs to get to know her better FAST. I pose a question. Did Micheal want to seduce Megan to get to know her fast? Was he falling for her? OR Did Michael want to get to know Megan better fast in order to gain intimacy (genuine or not) and possibly more information concerning Megan's unrevealed source? What would Kant think about "using" someone like this? Was Megan going to be the means to an end? On the way home Michael sees that they are being followed...so their night ends. Hmmmm!