Re: RARA-AVIS: Femme Fatale

From: Jim Beaver (
Date: 03 Feb 2005

Mark wrote:

> Jim wrote:
> "My recollection [of Last Seduction], though, is that it is clearly told
> from the perspective of the sap. Business as usual."
> You need to see it again, Jim. Linda Fiorentino is clearly the POV
> character. She is on-screen for pretty much the entire movie. We see
> all of her behind-the-scenes manipulations, whereas we only see Peter
> Berg, the sap, when he is reacting to her manipulations. That's what
> makes it different from Body Heat. Sure, femme fatale Kathleen Turner
> not only survives, but triumphs, but the film is really the story of the
> sap, William Hurt.

I stand corrected. I have not seen it since its first release. I did another film by its director, John Dahl, who also wrote and directed the pretty noirish "Red Rock West."

Jim Beaver

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