Directed By: Billy Wilder
1944 / English / 107 min
Directed by the incomparable Billy Wilder, Double Indemnity is the quintessential Hollywood noir. Controversial for how it challenged the production code, the film uses innovative narration, shadows, and broken characters to conceal and reveal the anxieties of modernity in mid-20th century America.
Listen to a preview of the film on the IC podcast, “From the Booth”: http://ic.byu.edu/fall-2019-episode-2/
Listen to an analysis of the film on the IC podcast, “From the Booth”: http://ic.byu.edu/confronting-crazy-rich-or-poor-consumer-cultures-and-stereotypes/
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