>>        films that present the female lead through an indexical
>>representation (obviously beyond the indexical representation of film
>>itself), or an iconic one, prior to her entrance onscreen.
>>        Examples: Jacqueline Bisset in *La Nuite Americaine,* Lena Horne
>>in *Broadway Rhythm,* and Marlene Dietrich in *The Flame of New Orleans* (?).
>>        Thanks,
In fact, Truffaut does it quite often beginning with the statue in Jules
and Jim and reversing it in Shoot the Piano Player where the waitress has a
room full of posters of Charlie when she first takes him home with her.
Gene Walz
University of Manitoba
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