Considering Aaron Sorkin : essays on the politics, poetics, by Sorkin, Aaron; Sorkin, Aaron; Fahy, Thomas Richard

By Sorkin, Aaron; Sorkin, Aaron; Fahy, Thomas Richard

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She and Jed met over an abortion, when Tracy’s attempt to trap a rich man into marriage did not work out; eventually the audience learns that Jed’s disgruntlement over not receiving a promotion at Harvard Medical School has made him eager not only to cash in on his years as a doctor but also to exact a sort of revenge against his old mentor. It is a lucky coincidence that Galloping Jed Hill was a running back at Andy’s old high school, and thus someone Andy already admires. It is also lucky that Jed is on call the night Tracy’s necrotic ovaries cause her final collapse, and that in fact just one ovary is truly dead; only the surface of the other is necrotic, and Jed’s apparent misdiagnosis, resulting in her sterility, wins Tracy twenty million dollars.

The fact that Jed operates inside Saint Agnes’s suggests that his primary work is within the female body, as will most significantly be the case with Tracy. It is clear from the outset that Tracy is not to be spared serious injury. When we first see her, she is working in a day-care center associated with the hospital (her mother will later refer to it as a children’s ward, but none of the children appear to be sick), and she is supervising a roomful of children engaged in various activities, all of them taking place beneath a giant 40 CONSIDERING AARON SORKIN cross.

Inevitably, he will do some reconstructive work, both to make sense of her story and to change its outcome. The film nonetheless appears to resist its own tendency toward darkness. It places great emphasis on the sources and uses of light, in a symbolic system that puts the power of vision into contrast with the power to create illusions and control how others will see them. Through verbal and visual references, then, Malice brings the inner workings of the body selectively into the light. It does this primarily through a metaphoric use of architec- 3.

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