Double Indemnity Film Noir

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Double Indemnity is one of the most important films in film noir genre directed and written by Billy Wilder. The film is about misusing of a rule in insurance business called double indemnity and actually at the time of the release of this film, this subject became an issue. The Story of the film takes place in Los Angeles , California. Walter Neff (Fred MacMurray) is an insurance sales man who gets seduced by one of clients wife during a regular visit to inform his client about the renewal of his automobile insurance. The client’s wife, Phyllis Dietrichson, (Barbara Stanwyck) flirts with Walter and convince him to help her with killing her rich old husband . Actually this way, by the rule of double indemnity, Phyllis can get money from insurance company; of…show more content…
There is car with a crazy driver (and we understand it from the odd moves of the car) and then a wounded man gets off the car and enters a building. The mysterious man goes to a room, grabs a Dictaphone and starts narrating his story. The things that happens in the opening sequence is very suspicious and strange. The viewr wonders why this man walks uncomfortably, is he wounded? Why at this late time of night he enters this building? Why he needs to record his word on Dictaphone? And the questions can go on. I believe this was an outstanding opening for a movie with such type of story. On the other hand ,lighting of the film has helped to create the suspicious and mysterious atmosphere of the twisted story. In this film noir, there are a lot of shadows night scenes or scenes with dark theme.Also for Walter character, there are a lot of shots in which part of his face is shadowed which matches his character. As the film was made in 1944, it can be said the sound design of the film was good. In exterior scenes such as train scenes the sound was good and could be heard completely. Other scenes that were mostly interior, had good sound quality and

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