Jump to content
Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...


  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

About r8chelletters

  • Rank
  1. This clip was a surprise for me--i did not anticipate the bad-boy, wise-to sharp character Powell plays. In no time he's got the door locked and Anne's purse tipped out and using the information to leverage what he's after. Hard-boiled indeed! The noir scene is set with the wise-cracking elevator boy--and we want to find out what he means exactly by getting in that office. For Powell's character though its just another day in the "business".
  2. The opening is inventive, novel and intimate brining us into the film's story from the start. We want to wander through the room and open the cabinets. Waldo is omni-present; though we do not see him immediately we are in his world which is opulent, gilded and privileged. He is not seen but he sees, and his inner and outer voice commands and is a force--even as we realize he is in his bath in need of a washcloth! He is both in a reverie over Laura and still has the power of recollection and detail as sharp as a knife point. The scene ends with a desire to know more about this man and the story
  3. The children (like the adults) are oblivious to a presence they cannot imagine or know. The fail to see what the posters read as they bounce their ball or understand the words they sing in a nursery rhyme. The child who chooses the "victim" in the nursery-rhyme game becomes the victim herself. The ball that once bounced on a warning to children rolls quietly away from a child no longer able to play. The personal dilemma of "M" struggling with compulsion as well as the overarching complexities of how "civil society" deals with the psychopathic individual is the meat of this story, interlace
  4. Because I saw "M" directly before this, I think I saw it in the context of a man with a deep compulsion for destruction trying to maintain his sanity. As a result, the train (that in and of itself is a compelling tactile force on many levels) really does become his "wife" in the way it guides his compulsivity into a singular focus (or perhaps a kind of mantra as with "M"'s whistling?).
  5. Oops! For my first post I created a new one--I think now that I was supposed to place it here! For anyone wanting to read and reply its called Fritz/Renoir "Trilogy".
  6. Just finished Scarlet Street after making a threesome from the aforementioned "M" and La Bete Humaine...not being much of a "tweeter" I am posting here for the first time. All were such a treat and completely new to me (imagine!) so thank you to TCM and Canvas for this opportunity as it was an evening well spent! While I realize this is a noir study with some meaningful unifying features I cant help but feel strongly the separation by culture and history, particularly due to the spread of years from these pre WWII era European films and this later american trope. I found the historical val
© 2021 Turner Classic Movies Inc. A Time Warner Company. All Rights Reserved Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Cookie Settings
  • Create New...