Date of Award

12-19-2008

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A.

Degree Program

Communications

Department

Film, Theatre, and Communication Arts

Major Professor

McGowan-Hartmann, John

Second Advisor

Daniel, Debra

Third Advisor

Day, Christine

Abstract

This thesis delves into three categories of femmes fatales: the ones of hard-boiled fiction/classic noir and contemporary noir. Moreover, it generates several comparisons among those aforementioned categories, and extrapolates on them. Third wave feminism and how it draws relevance/is significant to the Bound and The Last Seduction films is additionally explored in this thesis. This thesis will discuss the similarities of the femmes fatales of the '30s/1940s-50s and contemporary noir (1980s-90s), while delving into differences between them.

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