To: Boris Vidovic: Selecting films starring " evil women" depends, of
course, on your definition of "evil". "Manipulative" could be a more
suitable word. However, take a look at the Anne Baxter character Eve in ALL
ABOUT EVE (1950), the Marlene Dietrich character Lola-Lola in THE BLUE
ANGEL (1930, German), the Bette Davis character Regina in THE LITTLE FOXES
(1941) - all classic "villainesses". The film world is littered with these
types of female protagonists, so good luck with your search.
> From: Jari Rantala <[log in to unmask]>
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: Evil women
> Date: Friday, March 10, 2000 11:36 AM
> World Is Not Enough
> Gingerbread Man
> Wild Things
> To Die For
> For example...
> At 09:22 10.3.2000 +0200, you wrote:
> >Hello all!
> >A friend of mine is writing an article about 'evil women'. She is less
> >interested in films featuring women criminals (such as Bonnie and Clyde)
> >or horror/supernatural evil women (such as Exorcist). The type of female
> >characters she's primarily interested are those who are evil in a more
> >'realistic' way. The list of films we have come up with so far are:
> >What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
> >Single White Female
> >The Hand that Rocks the Cradle
> >Fatal Attraction
> >Basic Instinct
> >Any more suggestions?
> >Thanks in advance.
> >Boris Vidovic
> >Finnish Film Archive
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