Romona Robinson at 2012-05-11 11:16:44:
This is one of my favorite films. In my opinion, if an aspiring writer wants a great lesson in subtext, this film is it.
Teddy Pasternak at 2012-05-11 11:59:47:
I really liked Mädchen Amick as Lena Mathers in Dream Lover, written and directed by Nicholas Kazan.
JasperLamarCrab at 2012-05-11 13:24:24:
My all-time favorite has to be Rita Hayworth in THE LADY FROM SHANGHAI.
Scott at 2012-05-11 21:28:43:
Romona, it's interesting that a lot of movies in that era actually benefited from the restrictive Hayes Code by forcing writers to use subtext when it came to things like sex.
Scott at 2012-05-11 21:29:59:
What do you think of Lara Flynn Boyle, another "Twin Peaks" alum as a femme fatale?
Scott at 2012-05-11 21:31:16:
Jasper, did you see that video I posted the other day of Rita Hayworth dancing in various films, cut to "Stayin' Alive"? It's terrific. I had totally forgotten what a great dancer she was. But to your point, "The Lady From Shanghai" is great entertainment.
Teddy Pasternak at 2012-05-11 23:54:12:
Sure, I liked her in The Temp which very few people saw. File that film under "This is what happens when you choose the wrong setting for your story." It's a thriller set at a cookie company and Lara Flynn Boyle plays a temp who starts killing employees.
JasperLamarCrab at 2012-05-12 14:35:19:
Missed it, but I'll check it out!
The Story Spot at 2012-05-13 13:05:29:
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