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El Jefe

How very like her. That's what they mean by making an impression: the substance remains, even in absence. How many of the pecksniffers you get crosswise with in your previous post could hope for the same?


The poignant aspect is that she was briefly reunited with a youthful lover. Something that many of us wish, but then we do have children and grandchildren.


"She's damaged, just as he's damaged, but her scar tissue is formed in stillness as his is in motion.

As a couple they're terrific.

(Selfishly, I wish that there had been a little more sexual desire, some sexual tension, but expecting adult sexuality from a Star Wars flick is like expecting grand opera from friggin' Care Bears; you know it ain't gonna happen.)

Together their work shows the viewer that all their emotions are still there but that both have wrapped those emotions away in deep storage because they hurt too much to be exposed. They hate the baggage each of them carries while loving the person almost - but not quite completely - buried under the baggage. They're still in love but given their griefs and, more particularly, their disparate reactions to their griefs they can't stand to live with each other."

On Fisher and Ford as Han and Leia in "Force Awakens", here: Princess Unchained.

El Jefe


One of my favorite of your posts (though I have to say the long-form on Cuba earlier this month was a hum-dinger too.)

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