Women scientists in fiction

Terry McTigue tam2731 at usl.edu
Wed Jun 28 13:34:16 EST 1995


bch6als at biovax.leeds.ac.uk wrote:
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> Jurassic Park (Michael Crichton) features a female biotanist.
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The change in the female botanist from the book to the movie bugged me.
They *had* to have her romantically involved with the male paleontologist.
I know that other changes were made in the story, mostly removing the
majority of the ethical discussion, but those I could more easily 
swallow for some reason.

Is there a theory that a movie without sexual undertones would be
less interesting or acceptable?


Terry



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