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The Female Spectator and the Killer Femme Fatale: Empowered or Disenfranchised?

For my project I wanted to explore the connections between three classic film noir films, the context in which these films were made (1944, 1946, and 1947), and whether female viewers would feel empowered by the portrayal of the femme … Continue reading Continue reading

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Is bound film noir?

When first watching this film, I thought it was simply going to be a film about two lesbians trying to escape together from the annoyance of Vi’s husband. Yet in fact, it turns into a mob film with less of … Continue reading Continue reading

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Is Rear Window Film Noir?

Film Noir is described as a movement (rather than a genre) that began in emerged in 1941 and corresponded with the ending of the Second World War and the beginning of the Cold War.  Yes, Rear Window was made during … Continue reading Continue reading

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Lisa Carol Fremont – Femme Fatale?

One of the more interesting aspects of Rear Window for me was Lisa Carol Fremont. We have classified this film as film noir and this seems to imply that there is a femme fatale character – which seems to be … Continue reading Continue reading

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