Monday, July 4, 2011

Film | Quintessential Roles

quin·tes·sen·tial [adjective] 
the most typical example or representative

The first role we will explore in this series is Lana Turner as Cora Smith in The Postman Always Rings Twice. In this film Lana Turner plays a married woman who falls for a handyman and the two plot to murder her husband, but in the end the double-crossers get what was coming to them.

To contrast the evil character Turner played in this film, she wears white throughout the entire picture. The studio was worried this role would change the public's perspective of Lana, so they setup photo shoots on the film set of Lana with her 2 year old daughter Cheryl.

 Frank Chambers: I can sell anything to anybody.
Cora Smith: That's what you think.

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