Being There Short Essay - Richard Russell Written Entry:...

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Richard Russell Written Entry: Week 4 Film: Being There (Dir. Hal Ashby, 1979) Q2: While undoubtedly comic and even fantastical, Being There also forays into deeper thematic levels about love, identity, and death. While politics and sex (topics ripe for irony) seem ever-present, it remains terribly tender and human throughout, never arch or sardonic. While the central characters of Being There function within an ostensibly political and economic world, they never become overshadowed by it. They never become less than human, and despite rather outrageous plot contrivances, they remain whole, dignified and genuine. Chance quite literally stumbles into the life of Rand, a wealthy businessman and presidential advisor. Through several fortunate misunderstandings, Chance is immediately welcomed and swept up into the Rand residence as an intellectual, and shortly thereafter becomes the confidant to Ben and his wife. In a matter of weeks
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This note was uploaded on 08/13/2011 for the course FIL 3826 taught by Professor Johngoshorn during the Spring '11 term at University of Central Florida.

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