film: out of the past


Romantic relationships in classic film noir:

Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray in Double Indemnity  (Billy Wilder, 1944)

Virginia Huston and Robert Mitchum in Out of the Past  (Jacques Tourneur, 1947)

Jean Hagen and Sterling Hayden in The Asphalt Jungle  (John Huston, 1950)

Lin’s little move here–the way she spins around–is very much like airbending. 

Given how we’ve seen the metalbending police use a variety of spins and things when they’re up in the air, and given the overall Team Avatar dynamic, it would make sense that Lin would pick a few things up from Tenzin and Aang. 

And, given how everyone else in Republic City (the pro-benders especially) likes to mix and match fighting styles, it should come to no surprise that a lot of United Republic benders have learned to become light on their feet.