Rethinking the Femme Fatale in Film Noir: Ready for Her Close-Up

Rethinking the Femme Fatale in Film Noir: Ready for Her Close-Up

Julie Grossman


The 'femme fatale' determine in movie noir has lengthy served as a significant defining characteristic of those wealthy and compelling movies of the post-war American interval. In Rethinking the Femme Fatale in movie Noir, Julie Grossman exhibits the level to which the ladies usually labelled as 'femmes fatales' are in reality sympathetic smooth ladies, whose tales of power, wit and privation command fascination. This research undertakes to erode the class of the 'femme fatale' in favour of cautious shut readings of movie noir and a bigger attention of the drawbacks of labelling ladies as angels and 'femmes fatales', a perverse cultural inheritance from the Victorian period. in addition, the e-book bargains a case for reorienting consciousness in reviews of movie noir clear of the slim development of the 'femme fatale' phantom and towards a extra open receptivity to the colourful girls, the compelling girl narrative, and the imagery sympathetic to either that, Grossman argues, are all in most cases on provide in movie noir.

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