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Daily Dose of Darkness #5: Soaking in Noir (The Opening Scene of Laura)

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#481 Shalae michelle

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Posted 08 June 2015 - 06:37 AM

The introduction of Waldo Lydecker in this scene is very intriguing. The scene starts with him narrating what happens Laura is murdered as the camera scans through his extensive collection of priceless belongings. The detective looks like one out of a 1930s gangster film. When we are actually introduced to Mr. Lydecker he is in a fancy bathtub with a typewriter and papers. He is a very interesting character at this point.

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Posted 08 June 2015 - 06:29 AM

I have been meaning to see this film for a long time. The scene that I saw is the only one I have seen about the movie. I didn't particularly care how Waldo Lydecker was introduced. I like the shot of the camera spanning the room with the big clock.

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Posted 08 June 2015 - 06:29 AM

This opening reminds me of the opening to Hitchcock's "Rebecca" Almost by detail. This time its Laura's Husband telling the tail and not the new DeWinter from "Rebecca"  I was always told to view this movie that i would like it, I think both Rebecca and Laura have something in common they both have portraits of these women on the wall.  Looking forward to it.

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Posted 07 June 2015 - 08:44 PM

Excited for an excuse to rewatch Laura!

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#485 Dr. Rich Edwards

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Posted 07 June 2015 - 10:26 AM

Please use this topic to post your comments and discussions of the clip from Daily Dose of Darkness #5: the Opening Scene of Laura. FYI...this Daily Dose won't be delivered till Monday morning, June 8. I put this topic up early to eliminate the need for students to start this topic. Be patient, your Daily Dose will arrive shortly!


Thanks! Prof. Edwards

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Instructor: TCM Presents: The Master of Suspense: 50 Years of Hitchcock (2017)

Instructor: TCM Presents: Painfully Funny: Exploring Slapstick in the Movies (2016)

Instructor: TCM Presents: Into the Darkness: Investigating Film Noir (2015)



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