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Evidences of the dark and dangerous femme fatale are found in almost every culture throughout history, but the archetype became popularized in America during the noir movement of the 1940s and 50s. Although her power is inextricably linked to her sexuality, the femme fatale presents the beginning of strong female characters in film. Not only does she have the capability to dominate a man, he is entirely compromised by her.
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