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ERIC Number: EJ611079
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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ISSN: ISSN-0724-4671
The Lethal "Femme Fatale" in the Noir Tradition.
Boozer, Jack
Journal of Film and Video, v51 n3-4 p20-35 Fall-Win 1999-2000
Traces the lethal seductress through Hollywood's "noir" history from "Double Indemnity" (1944) to "The Last Seduction" (1996). Examines how this figure largely abjures traditional romance and passive domesticity, choosing instead to apply her sexuality to homicidal plots toward greed. Argues that her narrative positioning serves as a barometer of cultural repression and desire, victimization and reification. (SR)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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