Rethinking the Femme Fatale in Film Noir

Ready for Her Close-Up

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  • Julie Grossman

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In the context of nineteenth-century Victorinoir and close readings of original-cycle film noir, Julie Grossman argues that the presence of the "femme fatale" figure, as she is understood in film criticism and popular culture, is drastically over-emphasized and has helped to sustain cultural obsessions with "bad" women.


culture film gender women

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