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WOMEN IN FILM2Women in FilmThe Femme FataleThe Femme Fatale a stock character of a seductive, mysterious, and beautiful womanwhose charms ensnares her lover, mostly leading them into compromising traps which aredeadly. Femme Fatale has an archetype of art and literature. A Femme Fatale often accomplishesher secret purposes by using feminine appeals like sexual attraction and beauty."They're the kind of dames who can wear floor-length gowns and look completelynaked. The kind with hair piled up on their head like compliant serpents or falling in smooth,lustrous waves. Dames with hard faces and mocking smiles and eyes that sized you up and foundyou wanting . . . but you'd do, for now. Bad dames, good girls, hard men, and William Bendix”,(Hedgecock, 2008).This illustrates women in the Femme Fatale, whereby they first turn you onand then later turn on you.Another strong Femme Fatale is shown in the story of "Double Indemnity." An unhappymarried woman uses her charms to involve an insurance salesperson into helping her kill herhusband, make it look like an accident, and collect on the husband's insurance policy. Onedynamic common with almost all Femme Fatale characters: They engender dialogue thatcrackles with sexual subtext (Hanson & O'Rawe, 2010).Take this exchange between PhyllisDietrichson, a seductive wife, and Walter Neff, an insurance salesman, who intends only toremind her husband about his automobile insurance renewal.
WOMEN IN FILM3Film NoirFilm Noir is a stylized genre of films that are marked by fatalism, pessimism, andcynicism. The Film Noir has two archetypal women characters, that is, the Madonna and theWhore. This film introduces us to both of these women; the active spider woman, the maternal

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