History Literature / Laura

14th Apr '18 12:49:47 PM Robotech_Master
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** In the book, Laura is painted wearing a hunting outfit. This outfit, plus the fact there are no pictures of anyone else in her apartment, serves to emphasize her self-reliance (an unusual thing in a woman of that era, and also an echo of author Vera Caspery's own self-reliance). In the movie, she is painted in a negligee, emphasizing her attractiveness.

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** In the book, Laura is painted wearing a hunting outfit. This outfit, plus the fact there are no pictures of anyone else in her apartment, serves to emphasize her self-reliance (an unusual thing in a woman of that era, and also an echo of author Vera Caspery's Caspary's own self-reliance). In the movie, she is painted in a negligee, emphasizing her attractiveness.



** In fact, [=McPherson=] isn't actually that hardboiled at all. This is lampshaded in the book, in which Laura echoes author Vera Caspery's own disdain for that type of detective.

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** In fact, [=McPherson=] isn't actually that hardboiled at all. This is lampshaded in the book, in which Laura echoes author Vera Caspery's Caspary's own disdain for that type of detective.
14th Apr '18 9:38:50 AM Robotech_Master
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** In the book, Laura is painted wearing a hunting outfit. In the movie, she is painted in a negligee.

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** In the book, Laura is painted wearing a hunting outfit. This outfit, plus the fact there are no pictures of anyone else in her apartment, serves to emphasize her self-reliance (an unusual thing in a woman of that era, and also an echo of author Vera Caspery's own self-reliance). In the movie, she is painted in a negligee.negligee, emphasizing her attractiveness.
13th Apr '18 10:08:18 PM Robotech_Master
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** In fact, [=McPherson=] isn't actually that hardboiled at all. This is lampshaded in the book, in which Laura echoes author Vera Caspery's own disdain for that type of detective.
--->“In detective stories there are two kinds, the hardboiled ones who are always drunk and talk out the corners of their mouths and do it all by instinct; and the cold, dry, scientific kind who split hairs under a microscope.”
--->“Which do you prefer?”
--->“Neither,” she said. “I don’t like people who make their livings out of spying and poking into people’s lives. Detectives aren’t heroes to me, they’re detestable.”
13th Apr '18 9:50:50 PM Robotech_Master
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* AdaptationDistillation:
** In the book, Waldo Lydecker is fat, whereas in the movie he is quite slim.
** The book features a different murder weapon.
** Instead of the movie's twin clocks [[spoiler:that were used to hide the murder weapon]], the book has twin glass ornamental globes in Lydecker's and Laura's apartments.
** In the book, Laura is painted wearing a hunting outfit. In the movie, she is painted in a negligee.


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* TropeMaker: ''Laura'' is one of the first movies to have been labeled as "film noir."
* UnreliableNarrator: One section of the book is narrated in first person by the character who is later revealed as the killer. Needless to say, this character never gets around in all that time to mentioning that ''they'' actually committed the crime.
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 movie—but 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.
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