Posts by James Carraghan

CINE-WEEN: Watching Otto Preminger’s LAURA

When you study film in a class, you return to iconic scenes to demonstrate terms, themes, and technical knowledge. Turning again and again to iconic reveals, these scenes become teaching moments, divorced from the full context of their containing films. The international archive of YouTube allows for the return to an image or sequence over and over, from device to device. I’ve had friends pull out phones at dinner parties to insist on showing the clip they watch over and over. One of these great scenes is the revelation of Laura (Gene Tierney) — still alive — to Detective McPherson
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