This book is a thought-provoking study that expands on film scholarship on noir and feminist scholarship on postfeminism, subjectivity, and representation to provide an inclusive, sophisticated, and up-to-date analysis of the femme fatale , fille fatale , and homme fatal from the classic era through to recent postmillennial neo-noir .
Samantha Lindop is an academic at the Schools of Communication and Arts at The University of Queensland, Australia.
List of Figures
Introduction: Beyond the Limits of Noir Scholarship
1. What Makes Those Dames so Deadly?
2. The New Fatale: 1980-1999
3. Mad, Bad, and Queer
4. Con-Artists, Valkyries, and Revenge Seekers
5. What are (Fatal) Little Girls Made of?
6. Playtime is Over
7. Duplicity, Desire, and the Deadly Man
8. Turning the Spotlight on the Homme Fatal