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    as the femme fatale which literally translates to, fatal woman. The particular focus of the femme fatale and its characteristics is Ilsa Lund, female star of Casablanca, who exhibits the major and auxiliary qualities of the femme fatale character as well as her hidden intentions. The importance

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    Femme Fatale Analysis

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    times) and Salome (Biblical figure). Merriam-Webster defines females classified by the term as “seductive [women] who [lure] men into dangerous or compromising situations”. A more elaborate description by Mary McMahon illustrates that “A classic femme fatale hides her true nature with seductive attitudes, ensnaring her prey so thoroughly that by the time he realizes what has happened, it is too late. A vixen with sinister

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    Femme Fatale Archetype

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    The most common archetype seen in noir is the femme fatale. The femme fatale becomes a distinct part of film at the end of World War II as well as a threat to transgress the patriarchy (Grossman, p.4). The origins of the femme fatale comes from "the historical need to reconstruct an economy based on a division of labor by which men control the means of production and women remain within the

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    1. My definition of a “good” feminist is someone who pursues equality between genders and in society. I believe the femme fatale character does celebrate a women’s agency by placing women into less traditional roles. Before this type of character became popular, women in movies where portrayed as being weak and not important. The femme fatale character gave women the opportunity to prove that they can be more than a “damsel in distress” who needs to be saved by the male hero. The introduction of

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    Hemingway's Femme Fatale

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    Her name is Margo Macomber, who is characterized by all the adjectives Ernest uses to describe the admirable kind of women 'femme fatale ', even murderous. She is practically in control of her husband 's life, that she leaves a trademark in this novel. Margo Macomber is devious, brave, strong, appealing, beautiful (even compared to Africa), opportunistic, unfaithful, deceitful,

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    Ways Of Becoming A Fun, Fearless Femme Fatale – Let The Games Begin! Want to be femme fatale, which literally means “fatal woman” in French? What are you waiting for then? Dig in for some sure fire tips! Introduction You know exactly what femme fatale means in French, and you might also know some women who have gained the ‘femme fatale’ title – like the Poison Ivy, Cat Woman and who can forget, Jessica Rabbit?! According to the movie Mildred Pierce, a femme fatale can be described as, “the kind of

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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

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    The Femme Fatale has been in society, whether from imagination or from women who were seen as taboo or different from the norm. Where did this title come from, and has it always been around? I will be examining what the femme fatale is, and why the title has stayed with us throughout the years. I will also be analyzing as to why the femme fatale’s brother, the homme fatale has not been as widely known as the former. The idea of the femme fatale is everywhere within our media. Whether it be through

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    Those that believe Casablanca is not film noir usually perceive Film Noir as a genre. Noir is not a genre; Noir transcends genres and behaves more accurately as a style of cinema. As styles go, there can be variations of them as we see now with Post-Noir and Neo Noir, noir elements in a different time period of film technology which makes these films slightly different than the style of classic film noir. Themes of cynicism, impending doom, loss, jeopardy of life accompanied by visuals dominated

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    Sunset Boulevard is a classic black comedy/drama, the most acclaimed, but darkest film noir story about Hollywood and what happens behind the scenes written by Billy Wilder. It shows the true deceitfulness, emptiness, the price of fame, greed, narcissism, and ambition it really takes to be an actor or actress during the 1950’s in Hollywood. Norma Desmond was one of the main characters and she showed viewers how easily they can perceive their characters on screen for their real life and get them twisted

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    is caught up in a love triangle between her husband and his employer. The film focuses on the weakness of males, which is money and women. The appearance of the Femme fatale is very important because with her beauty she is able to seduce her way into a man’s life. As mentioned by Winfried Fluck, "The power (and hold) of the femme fatale over the main character derives from the fact that she is an imaginary construct, so that an important part of the suspense derives from the question whether and

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    rampant crime and corruption, with the characters and protagonist being morally ambiguous. Where the sidewalk ends was created in this style with its stylistic choices and its focus on settings with police corruption, an anti-hero protagonist, and a femme fatale. The film Where the Sidewalk Ends directed by Otto Preminger is a film noir that was praised for its even grittier take on this style of filmmaking. In this film the protagonist (Detective Dixon) kills Ken Paine in self defense while interrogating

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    acting. But nothing can escape Spade's hawk-eyes, and he sarcastically compliments her on her skillful acting abilities. Miss Wonderly a.k.a. Miss Leblanc a.k.a. Brigid O'Shaughnessy is the classic femme fatale. What's a femme fatale, you ask? Good question. A French term meaning "deadly woman," a femme fatale is a seductive, mysterious woman who uses her femininity to lure men to do her bidding, leading them into compromising, often deadly situations. Which makes her such a great example of pathos like

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    Phyllis, the femme fatale, was the literal downfall of Walter Neff caused by his emotions towards her. As critics have remarked, Phyllis was the perfect femme fatale because she was like a robot; emotionless and targeted towards her goal. She did not care who she had to use to gain what she wanted, and in this case, it was money. To contrast

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    In 1944, Billy Wilder directed an award winning film noir Double Indemnity. Film noir was a popular genre of film during the 1940’s. Film noirs were crime dramas placing an emphasis on sexual motivations. In addition, film noirs were recognized by movie critics for the dark lighting and themes expressed throughout the films. In Double Indemnity, Walter Neff, an insurance salesman, perfectly fits the role of the anti-hero seen in many film noirs. In Double Indemnity, Walter Neff expresses the theory

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    As expected of the femme fatale character, Evelyn uses her feminine advantage to lure Jake onto her side. The two become close, both emotionally and physically, but an overwhelming atmosphere of secrecy remains between them. Evelyn refuses to allow Jake past her outermost defensive layers because she knows that at the heart of the matter lies an unimaginable reality. The film offers a subtle glimpse into her psyche during a conversation concerning the relationship between her husband and her father

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    How do the two films compare and differ with regards to various realist traits: Amores Perros and Bicycle Thieves In this essay I will be comparing the two films: ‘Amores Perros’ and ‘Bicycle Thieves’. Amores Perros is a 2000 Mexican drama thriller, directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu. Bicycle Thieves is a 1948 Italian neorealism film directed by Vittorio de Sica. Both of these films are considered realism. I will compare the similarities and differences in regards to various realist traits

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    Even though it may be just a stereotype, the Scottish people are not generally known for their joyful nature and friendliness. No wonder, considering the geographical location of the country, the weather and the scarce population in the wild landscape. Kilts, mysterious countryside full of lochs and ruined castles, back pipes, whiskey and Brave Heart is what usually comes to people’s minds when Scotland is mentioned, but legends and nature are not exactly what the contemporary Scottish films usually

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    The Little Mermaid: Hegemonic Femininity The transition from a girl to a woman is created by the socially constructed ideals of femininity often depicted in commercials, books, and mainly films. One of the famous animated princess Disney films, The Little Mermaid can be easily added to yet another Disney film portraying hegemonic femininity. In the 1989 film The Little Mermaid, (Ron Clements, John Musker) a beautiful, young mermaid is willing to make a risky deal with an evil sea-witch because she

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    Sweet Movie Analysis

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    2. Sweet Movie (1974) This film was directed by a Yugoslav director named Dusan Makavejev. This is one of the weirdest movies you can ever watch. Sweet Movie was faced with fury when it was first out in theaters. The story described the strange, chaotic discovery of communism and sex. This film was basically a tableau when one weird scene was released on the screen after another surreal scene. 3. L’ Age d’ or (1930) L’ Age d’ or was a strange black comedy film that was considered to be one of France’s

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