"It profits me but little that a vigilant authority always protects the tranquillity of my pleasures and constantly averts all dangers from my path, without my care or concern, if this same authority is the absolute master of my liberty and my life."

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Friday, February 18, 2011

Girl Friday - Film Noir Version

My son asked me a few days ago what "film noir" was.   (It must have appeared in a Bruce Springsteen lyric somewhere.)   Anyway, today's Girl of the Day, Joan Bennett, was in two of the classics of the genre, Fritz Lang's The Woman in the Window and Scarlet Street:

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