Page to Screen: Double Indemnity (1944)

Double Indemnity
based on the novella by James M. Cain


I’m stepping up my efforts to watch more films. I made so much progress last summer, but, naturally, my last year of school got in the way, to the point that I recently turned around and realized I’d only seen movies with my film depreciation crew during the spring. Fun, to be sure, but one can only watch The Story of Film for so long (I mean, it’s fifteen hours long, c’mon) before itching to watch the things proper. I’ve got a fancy spreadsheet now, complete with color-coded directors and availability, and I’m ready to watch. First up: the paradigmatic (what a great word!) film noir Double Indemnity, because I read this article about Barbara Stanwyck at the Awl.

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