History Literature / Laura

12th Mar '16 5:44:15 PM foxley
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* SecondaryCharacterTitle: While she certainly drives the plot, Laura can in no way be considered the protagonist of this movie. That's Detective Mark [=McPherson=].
28th Aug '15 5:15:58 PM DragonQuestZ
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* BunnyEarsLawyer: Sort of. Mark always has his rolling ball maze on hand, causing no amount of annoyance to Waldo while he is being questioned.
* CampStraight: Waldo.
* ConspicuousConsumption: All the pretty clothes Waldo bought Laura.
* TheDandy: Waldo again.
* FilmNoir

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* BunnyEarsLawyer: Sort of. Mark always has his rolling ball maze on hand, causing no amount of annoyance to Waldo while he is being questioned.
* %%* CampStraight: Waldo.
* ConspicuousConsumption: All There is a montage of all the pretty clothes Waldo bought Laura.
* %%* TheDandy: Waldo again.
* FilmNoirFilmNoir: The film isn't really dark in theme, but has many of the style tropes of that genre.



* IfICantHaveYou: [[spoiler: Waldo tried to kill Laura for choosing another man over him]].

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* IfICantHaveYou: [[spoiler: Waldo tried to kill Laura for choosing another man over him]].him.]]



* PrettyInMink: A few furs, including Laura wearing a fox wrap, a mink cape, and even a knee length fur skirt.

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* PrettyInMink: A The clothes Waldo boys Laura includes a few furs, including Laura wearing a fox wrap, a mink cape, and even a knee length fur skirt.



* StartsWithTheirFuneral: Even though it turned out to be mistaken.

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* StartsWithTheirFuneral: Even Laura's, even though it turned out to be mistaken.
28th Aug '15 4:41:57 PM Abodos
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->'''Waldo:''' "I shall never forget the weekend Laura died. A silver sun burned through the sky like a huge magnifying glass. It was the hottest Sunday in my recollection. I felt as if I were the only human being left in New York. For with Laura's horrible death, I was alone. I, Waldo Lydecker, was the only one who really knew her..."

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->'''Waldo:''' "I ->''"I shall never forget the weekend Laura died. A silver sun burned through the sky like a huge magnifying glass. It was the hottest Sunday in my recollection. I felt as if I were the only human being left in New York. For with Laura's horrible death, I was alone. I, Waldo Lydecker, was the only one who really knew her..."
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-->--'''Waldo Lydecker'''
15th Feb '15 4:14:21 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* TheDandy: Waldo again.
15th Nov '14 2:48:37 PM Az_Tech341
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* BigNo: Bessie the maid lets out a very loud "NO!" after Mark arrests Laura for murder. (It's a bluff.)

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* BigNo: Bessie the maid lets out a very loud "NO!" after Mark arrests Laura for murder. (It's a bluff.)
15th Nov '14 2:48:16 PM Az_Tech341
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* IfICantHaveYou: Waldo tried to kill Laura for choosing another man over him.

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* IfICantHaveYou: [[spoiler: Waldo tried to kill Laura for choosing another man over him.him]].
12th Nov '14 5:47:05 AM Temmere
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* GoldDigger: Vincent Price's Shelby is a male example of this, first latching onto Laura, then onto her even more well-to-do aunt Ann (Judith Anderson).

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* GoldDigger: Vincent Price's Shelby is a male example of this, first latching onto Laura, then onto her even more well-to-do aunt Ann (Judith Anderson). Ann, unlike Laura, fully understands this, and believes this is why she and Shelby are perfect for each other; she'll never expect him to be better than he is.
20th Jul '14 5:26:34 PM DragonQuestZ
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* ConspicuousConsumption: All the pretty clothes Waldo bought Laura.
20th Jul '14 4:38:24 PM jamespolk
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* BigNo: Bessie the maid lets out a very loud "NO!" after Mark arrests Laura for murder. (It's a bluff.)



* ConspicuousConsumption: One scene was cut from the initial theatrical run due to it being WorldWarTwo, and all the expensive clothes and beauty treatments flying in the face of an audience asked to live austerely in order to give as much resources as possible to the war effort.
* DeletedScene: The scene mentioned above, with Waldo flashing back to how he made Laura a queen of glamor.
* FemmeFatale



* IfICantHaveYou: [[spoiler:Waldo tried to kill Laura for choosing another man over him.]]

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* {{Flashback}}: Much of the first half of the film is told this way, as other characters recount their relationships with Laura.
* GoldDigger: Vincent Price's Shelby is a male example of this, first latching onto Laura, then onto her even more well-to-do aunt Ann (Judith Anderson).
* IfICantHaveYou: [[spoiler:Waldo Waldo tried to kill Laura for choosing another man over him.]]



* MaybeEverAfter: Mark is clearly in love with Laura, and she kisses him before the climactic confrontation, but then the film ends.



* ReportsOfMyDeathWereGreatlyExaggerated: Laura's reaction upon getting home and being informed that she was murdered three days ago.
* TheReveal: Laura being alive was a big twist, even if it came at the middle instead of the end.



* TheReveal: Laura being alive was a big twist, even if it came at the middle instead of the end.
* SecondaryCharacterTitle
11th Jan '14 3:20:52 AM foxley
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