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I just started reading "Laura" by Vera Caspery. As I read I noticed many things in the text that reminded me of influences from the arts on film noir. In this paragraph you see mention of the mirror as a frame. Also Shelby is likened to a lithographed figure on the motion picture poster: "The long mirror framed his first impression of Shelby Carpenter. Against the shrouded furniture, Shelby was like a brightly lithographed figure on the gaudy motion picture poster decorating the somber granite of an ancient opera house." This passages brings in psychological influences as Waldo des