It was 2001, if I recall properly (which is by no means a guarantee). I was in a strange town, beset by many adolescent insecurities and internal abysses, as teens are wont to be. 514 more words
Despite an abundance of sunshine, Los Angeles was often the location for many of the best film noir movies including The Big Sleep and Double Indemnity. Film noir always sought to reveal the sleazy, dark underbelly of the Los Angeles. Ryan Reft has written an article for Tropics of Meta examining how two classic film noir movies, "Mildred Pierce" and "The Reckless Moment" reinforced "domestic, gender and racial normatives of the day." Suburban Los Angeles serves as the backdrop for both movies and Reft argues that this location "engaged ideas regarding motherhood, adolescence, and gender in a nation" better than perhaps anywhere in America.