Contemporary films that follow the same formula, or pay homage to the classic Film Noir structure are called Neo-Noir films. One of the most common character archetypes within Film Noir is the “fatal female”, more commonly known as the femme fatale. The femme fatale was usually a seductive woman with seemingly malicious intentions, yet her motives may not have been clear. The femme fatale would use her ambiguous charm to influence the male protagonist, and this influence would often lead him into deadly, and compromising situations. Lesser-known female actresses at the time were commonly casted to play the role of the femme fatale, because this way the audience would not judge her character based on her past work.
Bourne identity – action mystery thriller Raider of the lost ark – action adventure 1. The definition of an action film is one where the protagonist is put into many difficult situations where they must win or escape with extreme physical feats, fights and guns. In conventional action films they seem to follow a code of rules: guns girls and explosions. These films are known as ‘dumb’ action films while action films that make you think more where there are less of the conventions aforementioned. However all action films follow certain conventions such as having a romantic subplot where the protagonist falls in love with someone, there are always nearly weapons in an action film whether it be a gun or a bow an arrow, and most notably is the simple plot line of good against bad.
Romm concluded that even though Agrippina may have been manipulative and ambitious she was still able to achieve what women of the era could not. The write Cat Pierro’s argues that Agrippina the Younger’s life is one that is full of mistakes, the largest of which was giving birth Nero. Pierro interpretation of Agrippina is that she was an Austere , arrogant woman that would use her sexuality to gain power. She was jealous of any woman that tried to become close to her husband and then her son, even going as so far to order the execution of a women that her husband Claudius complimented. Eventually she vilified herself enough to turn herself not only to turn her son against her but most of the court as well.
Competitiveness within the women seems to push the women to judge what is right and wrong, based on jealousy and envy as much as religious and social morals. We also see this competitive spirit forming moral judgment and actions in Edith Wharton's story, "Roman Fever", where again, the focus is the moral decisions made by women and the male is blameless. As the story unfolds we learn that both ladies, in their youth, loved Delphin Slade, and Mrs. Slade realized this and thought of Mrs. Ansley as a threat. For this, she had always considered Mrs. Ansley an adversary, "Would she never cure herself of envying her?" (Wharton, 1072) The story evolves to paint the picture of a female competition in which Delphin is but a pawn, blameless and controllable by women.
There was one particular quote in the novel that seemed out of place in my opinion. The quote depicts women in a very negative way. The beginning of the quote is as followed: “Experience will teach you the real characters of the beings who chiefly compose your species” (86). The statement was made by a male character from the novel. Then the quote continues and states: “You will find them, [women] a set of harpies, absurd, treacherous, and deceitful—regardless of strong obligations, and mindful of slight injuries…” (86).
Lady Macbeth: The Queen of Deceit The Shakespearian play Macbeth is filled with violence, conflicts, and mysterious environments. Many intriguing and intelligent characters litter the plot, grabbing viewers, or readers’ interests and carrying them into the story. Perhaps the most interesting and deceitful of characters is Lady Macbeth. When Lady Macbeth is first introduced, she is powerful and courageous, but as the plot progresses, readers witness her plummet to a horrifying demise. Throughout the plot, she transforms from a courageous woman, to a rash murderer, and finally leading to a guilt-driven suicide.
Whether it be good times or bad times in a man’s life. In Eve Golden’s short story “Dangerous Curves” he explains the different types of women and their problematic relationships. The most lethal female in Golden’s “Dangerous Curves” is the uptown girl because they can harm men in ways like no other mentally and the most innocuous girl is the smotherer because she can do no wrong for you. The uptown girl is a dream girl such as the ones seen “on the cover of Sports Illustrated this year.” They will leave males questioning themselves, “why can’t I get her attention?” or “Does she even like me?” This type of problem will leave a man confused and insecure of himself. Trying to figure out ways to better him; to gain that attention he craves and wants from the girl it is us men strive for everyday.
Therefore, in recent films, female roles have comes to include the traditional household, motherly role. Yet this is mainly in contemporary films about periods in the past, in the modernistic films out at the moment women's roles in the films were more dominant and masculine and all the while maintaining there feminine qualities that have always been represented in films. The genre can affect the role of the female character as for example in film noir there is always a femme fatal get in a science fiction there maybe no femme fatal iconology get there maybe a sci-fi connection to a femme fatal yet the genre of it alters it completely. This can be seen in the modern film, Kill Bill, where the lead was an aggressive, strong and powerful character and yet this aggression and revenge was steaming from the lose of her child thus the feminine mother aspect can be seen clearly in comparison to a film from the 1980's such as Little Shop of Horrors in which the leading lady was
Both men and women hold a great responsibility within the relationship or ties one another hold. Together, they hold a bond which can lead to a good or bad thing. But ever since the gender wars followed through, there’s a thing called the “Battle of the Sexes” running about. It’s mainly a war showing which gender is more dominant, male or female. “The War on Men” by Susan Venker explains how women feel about men, and what they think about them.
Mel has never agreed with it, he thinks that was a load of codswallop, and he tries to get Nick and Laura support him. Mel's definition of love is a quite practical, he pointed out that Nick and Laura had loved and married to someone else before they met. For them or for Terri and Mel, whatever happens to each other, the one who remains could still find another person to love and to start over again. Mel also gives an example that he thinks about true love. It was about an old couple who nearly got killed by a teenager.