Tuesday, July 19, 2022 / 07:30 pm
Hannah Jack of Turner Classic Movies leads a live online seminar about Double Indemnity (1944)
Double Indemnity sets the gold standard for film noir. Insurance salesman Walter Neff (Fred McMurray) is slowly reeled in by femme fatale Phyllis Dietrich (Barbara Stanwyck) as they plot to kill her husband and collect on his life insurance. In voiceover throughout the film, Neff narrates his fall from the promising protégé of claims adjuster Barton Keyes (Edward G. Robinson) to a sinister and lovesick insurance fraudster. Billy Wilder and Raymond Chandler co-wrote the tightly-constructed script for this classic tale of cynical lovers out to make their way in the world — at whatever cost.
Film available on Amazon or Apple.
Registration is for the discussion only and does not include the film.
This talk is a program of DEEP FOCUS, a virtual film discussion series lead by film industry experts and scholars. Access is free for Majestic Members. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for member access.
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