By Katherine Farrimond
The femme fatale occupies a precarious but hugely obvious house in modern cinema. From sci-fi alien ladies to teenage undesirable ladies, filmmakers proceed to attract at the thought of the attractive lethal lady in methods which traverse obstacles of style and narrative. This booklet charts the articulations of the femme fatale in American cinema of the previous 20 years, and contends that, regardless of her troublesome courting with feminism, she bargains an essential capacity for analyzing the connections among mainstream cinema and representations of woman business enterprise. the movies mentioned elevate questions on the bounds and capability of positioning ladies who meet hugely normative criteria of good looks as strong icons of girl organisation. They aspect in the direction of the consistent transferring among patriarchal appropriation and feminist recovery that necessarily accompanies such representations inside mainstream media contexts.
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