Unformatted text preview: according to the white patriarchy. However, it is interesting that none of the films we have seen depict a non-white male or female opposing the traditional patriarchy, while the majority of the films we have seen illustrate the workings of a white woman who disrupts the traditional patriarchy. Odds Against Tomorrow , which seems to be a breakthrough noir in the aspect of race-relations, depicts Johnny Ingram, a black central character, as a good guy. Although he is committing a crime, it is the racist Earl Slater the audience roots against, not the black man. I would have found it very interesting if there was such a film where a non-white, most likely a man, disrupted the traditional white patriarchy as so many femme fatales have done in almost every film noir we have seen....
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- Fall '09
- White people, Jake Unger, Eric Lott