Unformatted text preview: Tahoe in Out of the Past , but fails to include Latin America in his comparison. His comparison is essentially like that of all film noirs we have seen to date, where the country is the good homely place, and the city is a place of sin and vice. Interesting that he leaves out Latin America in this description, as Acapulco serves as both an escape from the city, but also embodies some of the sin of the city depicted in Out of the Past . In my opinion, unlike the country which is normally always “good” in film noirs and the city is always “evil,” to use the words loosely, Acapulco changes as the situation changes in the film. In the beginning where Jeff becomes enamored with Cathie, minus the bar scene, Acapulco seems to be quite homely and a getaway from the city as the country is. However, once Witt arrives and brings eventual imminent disaster with him the Acapulco turns more into the evil city area represented commonly in film noir....
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- Fall '09