Mary “Femme Fatale” Mor(st)an


A while ago I saw some discussion about the idea of Sherlock having definite “film noir” elements and Mary as a “black hat,” and then again recently about Mary being a classic example of the femme fatale.  All very interesting stuff, and an area of cinema I wish I knew a bit more about, beyond the bare bones provided by Film 101 in college, BUT—if there’s one thing I can do to death when my interest is piqued, it’s research like a champ.  (Meaning: I didn’t sleep at all last night, instead I stayed up to look into this whole thing more deeply so you’re all obligated to spread this around, sorry, I don’t make the rules.)

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