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(#) Nightspore 2006-05-14Very good point about actors there: the cult of celebrity makes it hard for the public to dissociate the actor from the role, or the actor's "persona" from the character on the screen. It leads to tragedies of typecasting, like what lead to the suicide of George Reeves, the original tv Superman (which I believe the Grey Ghost was meant to comment on). And yet oddly, even when an actor's life and career is overshadowed by a character, they're still giving something very important to us, the viewers . . . We can do more than destroy them with our love? Batman and Simon's give and take is a little bit like fanfic, isn't it? Instead of simply absorbing to media handed to us, we incorporate it into ourselves, riff on it, reflect it back.
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