Date: Thu, 28 Jul 1994 18:40:25 -0500 From: mftcf[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UXA.ECN.BGU.EDU Subject: Re: Forrest Gump Natalie says she didn't notice invariant "be" in the movie. That's not too surprising, since screenwriters take great liberties with the text of a source novel. I still think there's some connection between screen dialect and literary dialect, but not the the point that the written representation makes it to the screen. Tim