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Charles BurnettA Cinema of Symbolic Knowledge$
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James Naremore

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780520285521

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520285521.001.0001

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The Annihilation of Fish (1999)

The Annihilation of Fish (1999)

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(p.157) Nine The Annihilation of Fish (1999)
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Charles Burnett
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James Naremore

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520285521.003.0009

This chapter discusses the only feature film directed by Burnett that never found a distributor. An unusual, often sweetly comic romance starring James Earl Jones and Lynn Redgrave, The Annihilation of Fish tells the story of a relationship between an aging, apparently mismatched couple, one of them black and the other white, both of whom suffer from schizophrenia. Gradually, their love for one another enables them to overcome their cultural differences and psychological problems.

Keywords:   adaptation, romantic comedy, interracial sex, music, love scenes

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