Nothing to do with Stephenie Meyer, this stark social drama (aka Twilight Women) was based on Sylvia Rayman’s groundbreaking all-female play. The up-and-coming Lois Maxwell and Laurence Harvey co-star, though the film is dominated by René Ray as unlikely heroine Viviane and Freda Jackson as an evil landlady. 1,313 more words
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Light spoilers ahead.
Chinatown is a detective, neo-noir film starring Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway.
It starts simple enough Jack AKA Jake (If I slip up, I’m sure you’ll understand) is a private investigator who gets hired usually by people who are trying to find out if their husband/wife/whatever are cheating on them. 810 more words
"Gaslight" vs. "The Accused": The Dynamics of Psychological Manipulation in Film Noir and the Gothic Romance
The films Gaslight (George Cukor, 1944, USA) and The Accused (William Dieterle, 1949, USA) both deal with the psychological manipulation of a major female character, but the films deal with this manipulation very differently, with the emphasis of the contrast placed on the source of the manipulation. 894 more words