Double Indemnity

Double Indemnity ★★★★½

"AFI 100 Years 100 Movies" completion - #48/100

The foundations of the style and themes of film noir lie in "Double Indemnity", a film where both deception and greed masquerades as psychosexual ramifications, the progressively intricate and oppressive framing often reflects the wicked predicaments and turning point of the film, and the use of lightning transcends aesthetic boundaries and becomes a tool for tonal expression and emotional description.

Deliciously perverse and as snappy and sassy as one can ask for, "Double Indemnity" stands among the best noir tales put on celluloid.

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