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"Polly is both the subject and object of her own fantasy. Her reverie is not built around an image of another, but instead, around an idealized image of herself; it is based on activity rather than simple fetishization. [Patricia] Rozema's appearance in Polly's fantasy (an an onlooker, no less) in effect erases the director-as-author as the driving force behind the narrative, and thus, turns the tables on the creative process."
-- Robert L. Cagle


Source:
Cagle, Robert L. "A Minority on Someone Else's Continent: Identity, Difference, and the Media in the Films of Patricia Rozema." In Gendering the Nation: Canadian Women's Cinema, edited by Kay Armatage, Kass Banning, Brenda Longfellow, and Janine Marchessault. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1999. (p. 186)