Ian Keldon wrote:
IOW: ignore the "received text" of the actual film and dream up whatever you want to graft onto it in the name of "deconstruction" or some other trendy post-modern type of analysis...
IOW: only the way you see it matters.
Not all points of view are legitimate, and those people who in a rather paranoid fashion search every letter and comma of a text (or every frame and scene of a movie) looking for things they can twist to suggest hidden meanings not intended by the author are among the illegitimate points of view.
"People who perpetually hunt for witches to burn inevitably find them..." as the saying goes.