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Re: LADY MACBETH, noir, bodice-ripping, and some accompanying heavy breathing...
Posted by Dan Hodges on 7/29/2017, 9:14 am, in reply to "LADY MACBETH, noir, bodice-ripping, and some accompanying heavy breathing..."
Trust me, Don, drawing on Hollywood history as well as semantics, the optimal term is woman in distress, rather than woman in jeopardy or woman in peril.
Lady Macbeth should be seen.
She is not a woman in distress; she is a woman abused. There's no physical or psychological threat to her. She's ignored, she's disrespected, she's but an object. Until.....
Gone Girl is a nice reference. Of course, Gone Girl came nearly a century and a half after the story on which Lady Macbeth is based.
And then there's ATOMIC BLONDE.