What really gets me about Mary is that she is the classic femme fatale from a film noir, like the exact definition, and it’s such a shame people aren’t appreciating that to its fullest. Femme fatales are always initially presented as the innocent dame that turn out to be liars and usually killers, like that’s straight up what Mary is.
The parallels are so strong too though - like, in The Maltese Falcon, one of the most famous film noirs really, it’s revealed at the end of the movie that the main character’s partner in detective work was murdered by their female client who turns out to not be who she claimed to be (this is also mirrored by the falcon itself also turning out to be a fake, which is the object she takes part in delivering). And, even though he’s in love with her, he sends her off to be hanged for her crimes and explains to her that avenging his partner’s death takes precedence over any mutual love they might feel for each other. Sort of sounds?? a LOT like Mary and the AGRA key ?? If you follow the logic you’ll also see what John’s probably going do in the future. Embrace the femme fatale friends.
Also, take a look at the promotional pictures:
"Classic femme fatale from a film noir" indeed.
I DONT THINK YOU UNDERSTAND the first time the femme fatale from the maltese falcon is seen on screen she is entirely wrapped in a fur shawl just like that one !!!!!!!
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