I have seen Gilda so many times and, of course, love the Put the Blame on Mame nightclub performance. It is definitely one of the most memorable. It was this scene that made me realize that Rita is THE most beautiful woman I have ever seen! But besides her sexy performance, what makes this scene so memorable to me is the reaction her performance has on Glenn Ford's character. Just watching his facial expressions during her performance shows how much he is in love with her - an he does not even realize it yet at this point in the story.
Do you feel this film's use of first person POV in this scene was successful or not successful? -- How do you think the use of a first person POV added to the tension of this scene? -- In what ways can the opening of Dark Passage be considered an important contribution to the film noir style? I was immediately drawn into the story from the excellent use of lighting and camera angles. The camera shot showing the escaped prisoner exiting the barrel and moving under the overpass (which gives the appearance of a tunnel to the viewer), the prisoner's hand shown on the wood of the fence and th