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  1. Congratulations to TCM for showing The Goddess. It's curious that an almost 80 year old movie made in Shanghai could make such a persuasive plea for understanding, tolerance, and possibly decriminalization of prostitution. This silent movie is as important today as it was then showing that prostitutes have no legal protection from violence and exploitation. As a movie, it's skillfully composed with good editing, sophisticated camera shots, and well acted with a coherent and well-paced narrative.
  2. Along with Rear Window TCM has recently shown Pushover with Kim Novak and Fred MacMurray. It's curious that both movies were made in 1954 and both movies have the identical camera technique of spying out of an apartment window to other apartments across a courtyard. The voyeuristic theme and the camera views are so similar, one has to wonder, was this just coincidence.
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