James Ursini,Dominique Mainon's Femme Fatale: Cinema's Most Unforgettable Lethal Ladies PDF

By James Ursini,Dominique Mainon

(Limelight). From the femme fatale of the early cinema to her post-feminist rebirth, this lavishly illustrated publication and complete consultant strains the heritage of those dangerously beautiful, manipulative, and determined deadly girls. Femme Fatale surveys the historical past of the femme fatale in global cinema, with greater than three hundred photos attesting to the ability of those mysterious ladies. The e-book starts with the silent interval and its vamps, like Theda Bara, Pola Negri, Clara Bow, and Bebe Daniels, then strikes directly to the Pre-Code sound interval of yankee motion pictures, which, displaying liberated attitudes towards intercourse and ladies, featured actresses like Jean Harlow, Marlene Dietrich, and Greta Garbo. the tale keeps with the noir Nineteen Forties, while the femme fatale turned actually deadly together with actresses like Ava Gardner, Rita Hayworth, and Barbara Stanwyck. within the repressive Fifties, the foreign femme fatale took the fore Brigitte Bardot, Maria Felix, Elizabeth Taylor, Anita Ekberg, and so forth. ultimately, the authors flip to the progressive post-feminist sleek interval, with an array of deadly girls from around the globe, like Pam Grier, Salma Hayek, Gong Li, Angelina Jolie, and Sharon Stone.

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