The Anti-Hero and the Femme Fatale in Neo-Noir

Elvin Misimovic, Olivia Stæhr, Cecilia Mancini & Amanda Maag

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This project researches the subjects; anti-hero and femme fatale, as portrayed in the neo-noir movie ‘Drive’ (2011). By using Freud’s psychoanalytical theory and feminist theories by Simone de Beauvoir and Betty Friedan, this project analyzes these two characters. Essays written by John J. Blaser and Paul Schrader are also included. The main conclusions are: that these character types have evolved from classic noir. The anti-hero in ‘Drive’ shares his predecessor’s traits but is also very different. Freud’s theory gives a unique perspective, as it supplies an insight into his desires and motivations. Beauvoir and Friedan give a theoretical and historical understanding of the development of the femme fatale from ‘Drive’, by providing the right context and understanding of the differences between her and other femme fatales.

UddannelserBasis - International Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato21 jan. 2014
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  • neo-noir
  • anti-hero
  • drive
  • femme fatale