‘I didn’t get the money. I didn’t get the woman.’
I love film noir. I’m sort of obsessed with it. Double Indemnity is probably the greatest example of how great it can be but it’s also just a straight-up incredible film, regardless of genre. When I watch it I think about the words and the shadows. I go away and I can’t stop thinking about it. I have to hold the thoughts in and not bring it up randomly in conversation. I make endless connections and relate it to unrelated things because I want it to be part of everything. I mean, c’mon, it’s Wilder x Chandler… It’s a fucking masterpiece.
And Barbara Stanwyck, what a badass.
This little (sort of cheesy) documentary covers most of why it’s one of the greatest films you’ll ever be lucky enough to see.continue reading →