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Tired old queen at the movies

review
Double Indemnity

F
red MacMurray and Barbara Stanwyck plot the perfect murder in Billy Wilder's classic film noir Double Indemnity.

With a script by Wilder and veteran noir novelist Raymond Chandler, taken from a hard-boiled story by James M. Cain, Double Indemnity set the benchmark for every noir filmed since. With sterling support form Edward G. Robinson, the plot twists, the dialogue and the sexual heat between Stanwyck and MacMurray heighten the ever mounting and unforgettable suspense. Nominated for six Oscars, including Best Picture, Double Indemnity is murder.

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Here at ka-os|theory, Steve Hayes is regarded as a legend. He's opened up a whole world of cinematic pleasure, and fired up my appreciation of film. His enthusiasm is infectious, electrifying, and unfailingly on point. The films he recommends are always worth seeing, and several have become firm favourites. If you have even a passing interest in movies, watch a couple of reviews. They're fun, funny, and you'll be intrigued. As he says, "Trust the tired old movie queen, this is terrific!"

(Syndication is with the kind permission of Steve Hayes. I'd recommend that readers check out his YouTube channel and explore his reviews. Discover the joy of vintage cinema - I did!)

1 comments:

John R Gordon said...

A great intro to a great film, one of my all-time favourites, with snippets of interest about other films (such as George Raft turning down both the Maltese Falcon and Casablanca, so they went to Humphrey Bogart - & I can't even name a film Mr Raft starred in). I love the tight, flinty plotting of the best noirs & the sharp dialogue & acerbic romance (as in the brilliant Postman Always Rings Twice, Mildred Pierce and The Big Sleep). They just don't write like this any more, more's the pity...

 
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