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Kingdom Of Darkness: RKO AND FILM NOIR

Coming out of World War II, the major Hollywood studios had hoped to get back to business as usual.  The distraction of the war was gone, rationing repealed, and the boys – 15 million of them — were coming home.  But the expected upsurge in business didn’t come.  In fact, almost immediately box office began …

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The Femme Fatale

It is arguable that women live in a “man’s world”. Women, it might also be argued, possess certain physical attributes of appeal to men that allow them considerable advantage under some circumstances. Such attributes coupled with certain behavioral subtleties often lay bare men’s weaknesses to a point where they seem compelled to act irrationally to …

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