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  •  Wait... Farrow and Sinatra were *not not not* (5+ / 0-)

    father and daughter.

    BIG difference. You just cut that part right out and it's pretty important.

    AND Allen had taken pornographic photographs... disturbing pornographic photographs it is said... of Soon-Yi when she was HIS YOUNG DAUGHTER.

    AND his children found the disturbing pornographic photographs of their SISTER on THEIR FATHER'S mantle.

    Do you have any clue how incredibly shocking that was to those children?

    And, the Sinatra-Farrow relationship worked over the decades because something in each of them clicked with the other. Didn't click for living arrangements on a permanent day-to-day basis, but something clicked and they respected and liked each other.

    Farrow was an independent headstrong woman who lived her life to the fullest as she wanted. She owes no one an explanation for her intensities nor her loves. Nor her peccadilloes with whomever she choose because they were all adult grown men who were not her children.

    And I can't believe that you are holding it against her for sleeping with Sinatra after their divorce. That stuff happens all the time. Not everyone pulls out the daggers for each other when they go their separate ways. Some people stay friends and lovers over their lifetime. They just don't want to live together.

    As for the fees that she was paid from Allen's films... I mentioned it because she's accused of being a hanger-on who needed Allen's films. And she didn't need him nor his stupid films at all.

    Finally, the Vanity Fair piece understood her Catholicism (lapsed or not) without turning her into a saint. You obviously read it differently though.

    One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious. --Carl Jung

    by bronte17 on Mon Feb 03, 2014 at 04:48:43 PM PST

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    •  Allen and Sun Yi Previn were (0+ / 0-)

      "not not not" father and daughter, either.  

      You've got a lot of stuff that you are willing to accept from her that is not aligned with stuff you might accept from him.

      Sorry, but that is true.

      Personally, I think that they are probably both fucked up and that the collection of children that she has out together is unfortunately road kill in their emotional discontent.

      •  now you know that it isn't true that Allen was not (3+ / 0-)

        the father figure in that family during this period.

        Doesn't matter that Soon-Yi and Allen were not blood. He was the father figure for the Farrow household at that time.

        And our culture does not accept incestuous relationships. Whether by a blood or psychological context.

        One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious. --Carl Jung

        by bronte17 on Tue Feb 04, 2014 at 08:56:09 AM PST

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