[Milton-L] It's Confirmed!

Ross Leasure trleasure at gmail.com
Sun Jul 24 11:50:55 EDT 2011


The notion of the nakedness of the angels might be complicated, considering
...

Spirits when they please
Can either sex assume, or both.

-- PL1.423

Call me cheeky.

On Sun, Jul 24, 2011 at 11:31 AM, Salwa Khoddam <skhoddam at cox.net> wrote:

> Can we use the adjective "naked" for pure, ethereal beings who have some
> form, but not a human solid, form?
> Salwa
> Salwa Khoddam, Ph.D.
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> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Carrol Cox" <cbcox at ilstu.edu>
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> Subject: Re: [Milton-L] It's Confirmed!
>
>
> What about naked angels?
>
> Carrol
>
> On 7/20/2011 12:12 PM, Gregory Machacek wrote:
>
>> The article ends with the following witticism: "Casting for Adam and Eve
>> wasn’t immediately announced, but one assumes that costumes won’t be a
>> problem."
>>
>> As I've anticipated this movie, I've thought that it will be precisely
>> Adam
>> and Eve's (lack of) costumes that will be the film's biggest problem.  To
>> be done properly, the film would need its two leads to be naked, with no
>> self-consciousness about the fact, for large stretches of screen time--and
>> an audience that can observe such full frontal nudity without leering or
>> tittering.  I don't believe it can be pulled off in a Hollywood
>> blockbuster.
>>
>> Austin-Powers-esque hiding of private parts behind items in the foreground
>> will quickly become tiresome.
>>
>> Of course, all previous reports about the movie suggest that it focuses on
>> the war in Heaven, so the whole "man's first disobedience" plotline will
>> probably be reduced to an insignificant appendage.
>>
>> Greg Machacek
>> Professor of English
>> Marist College
>>
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-- 
T. Ross Leasure, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Dept. of English
Salisbury University
Salisbury MD 21801
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