Femme Fatale Analysis

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Independent Study “No Place For Women: Femme Fatale in Noir” IB FILM HIGHER LEVEL SESSION MAY YEAR Elita, Gendler WESTERN ACADEMY OF BEIJING Mrs. EJ Callahan, Instructor Documentary Rational: pg. 2 Documentary Script: pg. 3 - ? Sources: pg. ? Documentary RATIONALE: I made this documentary to investigate how a femme fatale is characterized within classical film noir. A femme fatale is a woman who is dangerous and mysterious, thus shaping the narrative of many film noir films. I have also investigated how film noir has been an attribute in modern day films, but in a less in-your-face demeanor. VIDEO AUDIO BLACK SCREEN Music: [0:00-0:08] Symphony No. 5 in C Minor by Ludwig van Beethoven I Wake Up Screaming [1:08-1:11] Close up of man holding a newspaper, of which states, “Beautiful Model Found Murdered!” Music: [0:08-0:11] Symphony No. 5 in C Minor by Ludwig van Beethoven The Maltese Falcon [1:30:14-1:30:16] Close up of Sam Spade confronting Brigid O’Shaughnessy about the murder of Archer. Music: [0:11-0:13] Symphony No. 5 in C Minor by Ludwig van Beethoven Les Diaboliques [42:51-42:53] Nicole Horner and Christina Delasalle are dumping Michel Delasalle into the bathtub. Music: [0:13-0:15] Symphony No. 5 in C Minor by Ludwig van Beethoven Le Corbeau [1:20:31-1:20:36] Close up of Denise Saillens crying. Music: [0:15-0:20] Symphony No. 5 in C Minor by Ludwig van Beethoven BLACK
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