Well, it may be a palace but it is still only a ‘semi, which sort of also lends new meaning to the term, ‘Gated Institution’. ‘Gates’ being how the Caryatids are now described, and it is not your usual film noir location either, although the front rooms were once let as apartments. It is so spacious that in the film Holly has to run everywhere so as not to call attention to the fact.
‘Melete – practice born of the movement of water’ will keep me busy for awhile but it may be referring to emotion, and hence ‘motives’…
Sure enough, the character of Anna is given most of the pivotal lines of the film. When asked if she loved Harry she says, ‘How can you know something like that afterwards? All I know is that I want to be dead too.’
As improvements to the facade ‘Our Ladies’ were introduced to better fit the other three sides of the square. They may have tried to outdo what was already there as a statement of defiance. The missing Golden Globe would have been removed to preserve the view out of one of the windows.
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