The famous pensée of Jean-Luc Godard about girls, guns, and movies is perhaps too glib, and in film noir, not really the case. While in classic noir, we certainly had women and guns, femme-fatales were more likely to be closer to 30 than 20 in years, and rarely held a gun let alone shoot one. A femme-fatale was usually adept at having a love-struck sap do the shooting for her.
Though there were occasions when a dame pulled a gun and used it.
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Yes, an irrefutable point Tony, and a superlative showcase of fantastic screen caps of some of the most unforgettable femme fatales in history, gals who weren’t afraid to take charge in the spirit of the great equalizer. It’s much too definitive a list here to make additions, but of course there are a few others that could be knocking at the door, heaters and all. Ha!
Yes Sam, hot dames packing heat 🙂
Godard also said something along the line of: “Hollywood isn’t about making movies, Hollywood is about spending money”—and he said that many decades ago.