The story of a love that became the most fearful thing that ever happened to a woman. Laura is characterized by shadowy, dream-like, high-contrast black and white cinematography, and taut laura smart dialogue in a quick succession of scenes. It presents the recognizably-poignant and haunting ‘Laura’ signature theme music, and a decadent and morally-corrupt group of upper-class society types.
Almost all of the main protagonists in the entertaining who-dun-it are treated as suspects for a down-to-earth detective. Trailers for the compelling film promised: “Never has a woman been so beautiful, so exotic, so dangerous to know! Best Art Direction and Best Screenplay, and it received the award for Best Cinematography. The film opens on the hottest day of the summer of 1944. I shall never forget the weekend Laura died.
A silver sun burned through the sky like a huge magnifying glass. It was the hottest Sunday in my recollection. I felt as if I were the only human being left in New York. For Laura’s horrible death, I was alone. I, Waldo Lydecker, was the only one who really knew her. And I had just begun to write Laura’s story when – another of those detectives came to see me.