Friday, August 10, 2007

High Heels on Wet Pavement: Film Noir and the Femme Fatale

Defined as “an irresistibly attractive woman, especially one who leads men into danger or disaster” Femme Fatale characters have always been one of the most important aspects of every respectable film noir classics.

Michael Mills from wrote this wonderful piece about his Femme Fatale favorites, naming the stunning image of Lana Turner, as the camera pans from her ankles upward in that breathtaking shot from “The Postman Always Rings Twice” 1946 as his most engaging semblance of a “femme fatale”. Don't miss the chapter about Vera played with "absolute aplomb by the very underrated" Ann Savage at Edgar G. Ulmer’s Detour - one of my favorite film noir of all times.

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