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  1. I see your point. True, the story she gives us in the beginning leaves her in the clear. And I'll admit, there were moments when I thought, "well, maybe there's a twist and she's not guilty". Still, by the way she kills the man and the fact that we assume she is the equivalent of a "femme fatale" in this unique noir (and frankly, the fact that it's Bette Davis) points us in the direction that this is most decidedly murder.
  2. I like your point about the moonlight. The clarity in the bright light reveals from the start who the culprit is. However, the moon keeps appearing/disappearing from behind the clouds, just as our thoughts as to the "why" of this crime keep getting cloudy and muddled over the course of the film.
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    Questionnaire on women in film noir

    I took it. Very interesting questionnaire! I tried not to ramble too much, haha. But there were a few very thought-provoking questions.
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    best romantic comedy ever?

    I absolutely love classic romantic comedies. I think the dialogue in those days was usually very witty and well, excellent. I can't choose just one. But I've always loved Sabrina. And I'm not sure why people aren't considering it a romantic comedy? I know the comedy is light, but I wouldn't know what else to call it. It's a romance. And there's definitely comedy there, thanks to Billy Wilder's excellent screenplay. My favorite romantic comedies? Sabrina The Awful Truth It Happened One Night ...and many others!!!
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    Your top ten favorite noirs.

    Wow. Everyone has listed so many great films. There's a lot that I don't know. I'll have to keep an eye out for 'em. Since I'm here, I may as well add my 10: 1. The Maltese Falcon 2. The Big Sleep 3. Laura 4. Gilda 5. The Big Heat 6. The Blue Dahlia 7. The Postman Always Rings Twice 8. The Lady from Shanghai 9. Sunset Blvd. (which is somewhat noir) 10. The Glass Key and an honorable mention to The Breaking Point (John Garfield), which some argue is film noir.
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    Bogart Vs. Cagney Vs. Robinson

    I'm a fan of Garfield!Excuse me, I'm new to this discussion (in fact I'm new to the whole TCM community), so I may not have much to say here. But I'm surprised so many people are saying that Cagney seems to be favored on TCM. Is it that he's favored on the website? Because I've watched equal amounts of popular and more obscure films of both actors (Bogart and Cagney), courtesy of TCM. And I'm grateful for those being shown, because I will say Cagney and Bogart are two of my favorite actors, ever. I find them to be equally great actors and I'm a little sad that Cagney seems to be more forgotten these days, whereas Bogie has become a cult icon. The resurgence idea makes sense. Yet, being a Cagney fan as well, I wish more people would be exposed to his films these days and realize what a great actor he was.That being said, I will say I believe Robinson was a fine actor, probably with as much talent as the other two. Yet, for some reason, I'm not a huge fan. Personal taste, I suppose. Paul Muni, I'm not familiar with. I have heard he was a great actor, but I have never had an interest in any of his films, so I've never watched one. John Garfield, I am a huge fan of. Bogart, Cagney and Garfield (along with a few others) are my favorite actors from that era. I feel that Garfield is very underrated these days. If anything, it seems like people know him as "the guy in The Postman Always Rings Twice". Yet, I've discovered him to be a very compelling actor and I even dare to put him on the same level as Bogart and Cagney.

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