History Literature / Laura

13th Jan '18 7:34:41 PM DragonQuestZ
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''Laura'' is a 1943 novel by Vera Caspary. Originally, the story was supposed to be a play, but, after it failed to materialize, it was written into as a book. The novel was adapted into a classic 1944 film starring Creator/GeneTierney, Creator/DanaAndrews, Clifton Webb, and Creator/VincentPrice. It was also later adapted into a TV play.

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''Laura'' is a 1943 novel by Vera Caspary. Originally, the story was supposed to be a play, but, after it failed to materialize, it was written into as a book. The novel was adapted into a classic 1944 film starring Creator/GeneTierney, Creator/DanaAndrews, Clifton Webb, Creator/CliftonWebb, and Creator/VincentPrice. It was also later adapted into a TV play.
13th Jan '18 7:20:39 PM sagar
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''Laura'' is a 1943 novel by Vera Caspary. Originally, the story was supposed to be a play, but, after it failed to materialize, it was written into as a book. The novel was adapted into a classic 1944 film starring Creator/GeneTierney, Creator/DanaAndrews, Creator/CliftonWebb, and Creator/VincentPrice. It was also later adapted into a TV play.

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''Laura'' is a 1943 novel by Vera Caspary. Originally, the story was supposed to be a play, but, after it failed to materialize, it was written into as a book. The novel was adapted into a classic 1944 film starring Creator/GeneTierney, Creator/DanaAndrews, Creator/CliftonWebb, Clifton Webb, and Creator/VincentPrice. It was also later adapted into a TV play.



* {{Fainting}}: Waldo faints when [[spoiler: he sees Laura alive.]]
* FeminineWomenCanCook: somewhat invoked. Mark assumes career woman Laura won't be able to cook, and offers to make breakfast. Turns out she can cook extremely well.



* LoveAtFirstSight: Technically Mark falls in love with Laura before he meets her, but it takes all of one day for Laura to start returning his interest.



* MaybeEverAfter: Mark is clearly in love with Laura, and she kisses him before the climactic confrontation, but then the film ends, albeit with her in his arms.
* NeverASelfMadeWoman: Laura has natural magnetism and charisma, but she was stuck as a lowly office worker before Waldo's guiding hand and networking connections gave her the boost she needed. [[spoiler:This fact also gives Waldo a sense of entitlement towards Laura, as he's the one who got her off the ground in the first place.]]

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* MayDecemberRomance: Lydecker mentions that he first met Laura when she was ''seventeen.''
* MaybeEverAfter: Mark is clearly in love with Laura, and she kisses him before the climactic confrontation, but then the film ends, albeit with her in his arms.
arms. Similarly for the BetaCouple, Ann is last seen comforting an appreciative Shelby.
* NeverASelfMadeWoman: Laura has natural magnetism charisma and charisma, intelligence, but she was stuck as a lowly office worker before Waldo's guiding hand and networking connections gave her the boost she needed. [[spoiler:This fact also gives Waldo a sense of entitlement towards Laura, as he's the one who got her off the ground in the first place.]]


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* NiceHat: Laura and Ann both wear a selection of them.


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* TheStoic: [=McPherson=] keeps his cool even under extreme provocation from Lydecker and others.
20th Nov '17 4:18:16 PM XFllo
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* MayDecemberRomance: [[spoiler:Shelby and Ann are together. Subverted, as he's really only in it because he's a gold-digger and she has money.]]
27th Sep '17 6:58:54 PM kyeo
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* HardboiledDetective: McPherson affects this manner, despite being legitimate police.

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* HardboiledDetective: McPherson [=McPherson=] affects this manner, despite being legitimate police.
27th Sep '17 6:58:22 PM kyeo
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* HardboiledDetective: McPherson affects this manner, despite being legitimate police.
23rd Mar '17 4:37:02 PM Robotech_Master
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* ArtisticLicenseEngineering: The clocks' strike is a key plot point in the movieóbut wind-up clocks need separate drive trains for moving the hands and striking the time, and so require two keyholes on the clock face. The prop clocks seen in the movie only have one keyhole, which would be for the hands; hence, they could not actually have struck the time.
27th Sep '16 5:26:20 PM Noraneko
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* ChekhovsGun: The pair of identical clocks. [[spoiler:Waldo and Laura both have one in their homes. Mark finds a secret compartment in Waldo's, which Laura doesn't know exists on hers. That's where Waldo hides a shotgun for the final sequence.]]



* LoveMakesYouCrazy: [[spoiler:''Waldo.'' His final speech is this in a nutshell.]]



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

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* MaybeEverAfter: Mark is clearly in love with Laura, and she kisses him before the climactic confrontation, but then the film ends.ends, albeit with her in his arms.
27th Sep '16 5:19:35 PM Noraneko
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* MayDecemberRomance: [[spoiler:Shelby and Ann are together. Subverted, as he's really only in it because he's a gold-digger and she has money.]]
* NeverASelfMadeWoman: Laura has natural magnetism and charisma, but she was stuck as a lowly office worker before Waldo's guiding hand and networking connections gave her the boost she needed. [[spoiler:This fact also gives Waldo a sense of entitlement towards Laura, as he's the one who got her off the ground in the first place.]]
27th Sep '16 4:42:53 PM Noraneko
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%%* CampStraight: Waldo.

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%%* * CampStraight: Waldo.



%%* TheDandy: Waldo again.

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%%* * TheDandy: Waldo again.again.
* DeadpanSnarker: Waldo, in spades.


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* [[NiceGuy Nice Girl]]: Everyone loves Laura, with good reason; she's genuinely a nice and successful person.


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* RedHerring: Ann seems the most suspicious of the earliest cast of characters, secretly seeing Shelby and not seeming all that troubled over Laura's murder soon after it happens. She's innocent, though.
** [[spoiler:Shelby]] also turns out to be this.


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* {{Yandere}}: [[spoiler:Waldo turns out to be this.]]
13th May '16 6:19:55 PM FictionIsntReal
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* PrettyInMink: The clothes Waldo boys Laura includes a few furs, including a fox wrap, a mink cape, and even a knee length fur skirt.

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