On Friday 21th we will be discussing a short piece by Deborah Knight , “On Reason and Passion in The Maltese Falcon”, and watching “Double Indemnity”. The reading group starts at 5:00 pm, and the screening at 6:00.
See you all there!
Directed by: Billy Wilder
Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurrey, Edward G. Robinson
“”Double Indemnity” has one of the most familiar noir themes: The hero is not a criminal, but a weak man who is tempted and succumbs. In this “double” story, the woman and man tempt one another; neither would have acted alone. Both are attracted not so much by the crime as by the thrill of committing it with the other person. Love and money are pretenses. The husband’s death turns out to be their one-night stand.”