Screening the Femme Fatale (2017)

Femme Fatale Film Festival December  2017 Filmhuis Lumen (Delft):   The Strange Love of Martha Ivers en The Big Sleep November 2017 Filmhuis Lumen (Delft): Gilda en Scarlet Street   September 2017 Het Kijkhuis (Leiden) Scarlet Street, Gun Crazy en Sunset Boulevard June 2017 Cacaofabriek (Helmond) o.a. Out of the Past,  Sunset Boulevard en Chinatown May 2017 Het…

The Fatal Fantasy (Introduction)

The Femme Fatale archetype has her footprints all over culture, throughout history. From ancient mythology to todays videogames. And the Film Noir version of the Femme Fatale is a specialized, socially relevant and easily identifiable class. The six fatal women I chose to write about belong in a time frame and to a specific genre,…

Phyllis Dietrichson in Double Indemnity

Phyllis’s play dates in Double Indemnity (1944): Canada Calgary The Globe Cinema Tue 23 Jan Spain Donostia Aiete Kultur Etxea Fri 9 Feb United States Salem OR Elsinore Theatre Wed 9 May United States San Diego Digital Gym Cinema Tue 27 May United States Salem OR Elsinore Theatre Wed 6 Jun Darkness Descends by Barbette:…

Evelyn Mulwray in Chinatown

Evelyn’s play dates in Chinatown (1974): Austria Innsbruck Otto Preminger Institut Sat 27 Jan Italy Milan La Taiga Wed 31 Jan United States Ventura Regency Theatre Thu Mar 15 United States Amherst MA Amherst Cinema Tue 27 Mar United States Sonoma, CA Sebastiani Theatre Mon May 14

Annie Laurie Starr in Gun Crazy

Annie’s play dates in Gun Crazy (1950): United Kingdom London Tufnell Park Film Club Tue 30 January United States Durham NC Retro Film Series Fri 30 March 2018 United States San Diego Digital Gym Cinema Sun 21 Oct Read about Gun Crazy in “Wild Animals” by Barbette: Wild Animals (Gun Crazy, 1950)  

Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard

Norma’s play dates in Sunset Boulevard (1950): United Kingdom London Prince Charles Cinema Sat 03 Feb United Kingdom Chichester Chichester Cinema At New Park Sun 18 Feb United States Salem OR Elsinore Theatre Wed 28 Feb United States Sonoma, CA Sebastiani Theatre Mon April 16 United States Check your local cinema TCM presents series Sun…

Vivian Rutledge in The Big Sleep

Vivian’s play dates in The Big Sleep (1946): United States Denver Sie Filmcenter Sun 11 Feb United States Chicago IL Nighthawk Tue 13 Feb United States Rhode Island Barrington Public Library Fri 16 Mar Scratch when it Itches by Barbette: Scratch When It Itches (The Big Sleep, 1946)

Kathie in Out of the Past

Kathie’s play dates in Out of the Past (1947): Spain Mallorca Universitat de les Illes Balears Tue 13 Feb 2018 United States Stamford CA The Avon Thu 19 Apr United States San Diego Digital Gym Cinema Sun 12 Aug Read more about Kathy in The Call of the Siren by Barbette: The Call of the…

Kitty Collins in The Killers

Kitty’s play dates in The Killers (1946): United States Albany NY William K Sanford Town Library Thu 15 feb Read about Kity in this article by Barbara Timmers: The Black Cat (The Killers, 1946)