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Subject: Re: necklaces
From: adamk@media-lab.MEDIA.MIT.EDU (Adam Kao)
Date: 1990-04-26, 11:36
Newsgroups: alt.tv.twin-peaks
Reply-to: adamk@media-lab.media.mit.edu (Adam Kao)

In article <13300@csli.Stanford.EDU> podlozny@csli.stanford.edu (Ann Podlozny) writes:
> >In article <2268@media-lab.MEDIA.MIT.EDU> adamk@media-lab.media.mit.edu (Adam Kao) writes:
> >
> >}THERE IS ONLY ONE NECKLACE.

> >... could someone with a vcr please check and see who gave the
> >heart to whom...I distinctly remember Laura giving it to James.
> >She was so 'happy' because she realized that James really did
> >love her.  And I thought that she took out the necklace, broke
> >it in half and gave half to him.  

We don't really see the necklace at first:

"James, do you know why I'm so happy?"
"Because your skin's so soft and you smell so good?"
"No, silly!  Because now I believe you really love me . . ."

Then we see the heart, in Laura's hands.  She breaks it and gives
James half, keeping the chain.

My understanding of this scene was that, before the dialog, James gave
the necklace to Laura.  Laura was happy because James had shown his
love *by giving her the necklace*.  Since James has already given her
the necklace, we see it in her hands.  She breaks it, as she is
expected to do, and hands back half.  Minor supporting evidence: she
keeps the chain.  Wouldn't it be odd, if she bought the gift, for her
to keep the greater part?  James wore his half on a leather thong.

> >Okay, I'm probably wrong.  But then maybe we can let this rest
> >in peace...

Amen.

> >ann

Adam


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