Double Indemnity

Double Indemnity ★★★★

murder can sometimes smell like honeysuckle

A nice, cold glass of pulp. A massive leap in every facet from Five Graves to Cairo for Billy Wilder. Just good ol' Hollywood legends cooking up a quite sumptuous tale to watch unravel. The dark humor helps keep things from getting too melodramatic, and Stanwyck and MacMurray pull of these strange characters perfectly. The grocery store scenes made me feel like I was watching an Invasion of the Body Snatchers movie. So many random thoughts I could throw out there, but all that really needs to be said is that it's impossibly influential and a classic through-and-through.

×Criterion Challenge #4 (Round 2) - 1940's
×Billy Wilder Ranked >> Ranked #16 in my Directors League

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