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levide 1
Not to mention that's a pretty loose definition of film noir.
Posted by levide on February 8, 2013 at 12:32 PM · Report this
David Schmader 2
The Night & Day setup is one noir (Sweet Smell of Success) and a contemporary spiritual sibling (Fargo—likely because it also involves operatic groveling).
Posted by David Schmader on February 8, 2013 at 12:37 PM · Report this
yelahneb 3
Ugh. Tired of boys badly disguised as men.
Posted by yelahneb http://www.strangebutharmless.com on February 8, 2013 at 12:37 PM · Report this
COMTE 4
In Brandon's defense, David, he didn't actually say "Sweet Smell of Success" would include a slutty femme fatale, but rather he referred to SFF's as being one of a number of tropes (along with "moral ambiguity", "hard-boiled protagonists" and "crazy lighting effects", IIRC) that are common to Film Noir as a genre.

I would also point out that, having been to a number of the Night & Day screenings, this is pretty much his standard curtain speech, so it's understandable to some extent if it doesn't provide a 100'% accurate description in every instance; it's just intended to be a general introductory statement.
Posted by COMTE on February 8, 2013 at 2:10 PM · Report this
Sam Levine 5
Could it be possible that in the case of Fargo, this was a joke? The protagonist is a pregnant woman that loves her husband.
Posted by Sam Levine http://levinetech.net on February 8, 2013 at 2:13 PM · Report this
David Schmader 6
4: I've been to a number of Night & Day screenings, and I disagree this was a standard one.
Posted by David Schmader on February 8, 2013 at 2:15 PM · Report this
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@5 Once you realize Marge Gunderson is the epitome of the Slutty Femme Fatale, it's hard to read the memorable quotes section for Fargo without getting more than a little aroused.
Posted by Ah, hon, ya got Arby's all over me on February 8, 2013 at 2:23 PM · Report this
COMTE 8
@6:

I'm quite certain he's mentioned these tropes, including SFF's at least three or four times...
Posted by COMTE on February 8, 2013 at 2:32 PM · Report this
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@5: The way Francis McDormand in Fargo absolutely _flaunts_ her sexy, sexy pregnant tummy... I'm sorry, she ain't no innocent.
Posted by Eric from Boulder on February 8, 2013 at 3:36 PM · Report this

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