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A Sentence on Laura

Intrusion of the image upon her image

Intrusion of the image upon her image

One of the most famous films noir, and for good reason, Laura captures the image (of the image!) of the untouchable woman, the “femme fatale,” with camera tilts galore and a maximizing of the 4:3 ratio that could have learned David Lean a lesson or two while somehow wallowing in its characters to such an extent that it forgets to take pleasure in tricking its audience. (Image from here.)

This entry was published on August 22, 2009 at 10:58 am. It’s filed under 1940s Cinema, American film, One-Sentence Reviews and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

2 thoughts on “A Sentence on Laura

  1. Wow, that’s a wonderful screencap! Laura happens to be one of my favourites as well – a truly wonderful example of the psychological depths that existed in film noirs. That the director managed to make the movie with all its dark implications during those draconian times is really a matter of great surprise.

  2. leclisse on said:

    I love LAURA, and would without hesitation say that it is my favorite film. Ever. And for that reason, I don’t think I could ever write about it on my blog or elsewhere, because anything I may write would invariably pale (and very painfully at that) in comparison to LAURA’s perfection and unmatched beauty.

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