When Rózsa pointed out that Double Indemnity was a love story, Lipstone suggested his music was more appropriate to The Battle of Russia. Sie finden Rezensionen und Details zu einer vielseitigen Blu-ray- und DVD-Auswahl – … Juli 1944 in Baltimore uraufgeführt.[2]. by Michael Gonzalez The official dictionary definition of the term “double indemnity” is as follows: “A clause in a life-insurance or accident-insurance policy providing for payment of twice the face value of the policy in the event of accidental death.” That effectively sums up the concept behind Billy Wilder’s Double Indemnity, a superb film noir… According to Robert Sklar, a former chairperson of the Department of Cinema Studies at New York University Tisch School of the Arts, classic film noir is marked by major thematic elements: a plot about a crime told from the point of view of the criminal; exploration of psychosexual themes; and a visually "dark and claustrophobic framing, with key lighting from sources within the mise-en-scène casting strong shadows that both conceal and project characters' feelings". The scene shifts to a street, where a car speeds past two workers next to a sign that reads “Los Angeles Railway Corp. Reporter des Satans | Neff tells him he is fleeing to Mexico, but he is too weak and collapses. Ich küsse Ihre Hand, Madame | Phyllis drives her husband to the train station for a trip to attend a college reunion. Wilder schrieb üblicherweise seine Drehbücher gemeinsam mit Charles Brackett, doch der stieg aus dem Projekt aus, weil er es für zu „schmutzig“ hielt. "Mr. McCarey ... stumbled perceptibly," he gleefully recalled. Only then do they speed away from the crime scene. It is generally classed as a 'film noir', and indeed many aspects of it belong to that school but it holds it own as a classic movie in its own right. It is not the voice of a dead man  ... it is  ... the voice of an already doomed man. Instead he led a movement within the Screen Writers Guild to create the American Author's Authority, a union that owned its members' works, negotiated better subsidiary deals, and protected against copyright infringement on behalf of its members. Keyes suspects foul play on Phyllis's part because he thinks she was having an affair. [43][b], Wilder also decked Stanwyck out in the blonde wig "to complement her anklet ... and to make her look as sleazy as possible. "[26] This wig has been cited by some as being the picture's biggest flaw, claiming that it looks too "fake". "[52], The score was nominated for an Academy Award, and the success brought Rózsa offers to do as many films as he had time for. Qualifizierte Bestellungen werden kostenlos geliefert. Freiwillige Selbstkontrolle der Filmwirtschaft, "Double Indemnity" bei der Internet Movie Database, Billy Wilder on Barbara Stanwyck’s ‘Double Indemnity’ wig, her wonderful brain, casting Fred MacMurray, "Frau ohne Gewissen" bei der Deutschen Synchronkartei, https://de.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Frau_ohne_Gewissen&oldid=207443562, „Creative Commons Attribution/Share Alike“. The narrative structure in both films begins and ends in the present, but the bulk of the plot is told in flashback narrated by their protagonists. Frau ohne Gewissen war bei seiner Veröffentlichung sowohl bei Kritikern als auch an den Kinokassen ein Erfolg. Das Privatleben des Sherlock Holmes | Walter desperately reaches over, turns the key and guns the motor, finally starting the car. "What lapel bit?" "Mae Brunken's Beachwood Canyon Home in the Hollywood Hills. If playback doesn't begin shortly, try restarting your device. Wilder made the film, in part, "to explain Chandler to himself. [76] The Postman Rings remake was a 1981 theatrical release directed by Bob Rafelson and starring Jack Nicholson and Jessica Lange. Er wurde am 3. Double Indemnity (1944) is director Billy Wilder's classic film noir masterpiece - a cynical, witty, and sleazy thriller about adultery, corruption and murder. He was under the table drunk at Lucy's," a nearby watering hole for Paramount employees. Then a letter went from Joseph Breen at the Hays Office, and the studios withdrew their bids at once. and Western. Double Indemnity - Frau ohne Gewissen USA 1944 (Double Indemnity) Regie Billy Wilder Drehbuch Billy Wilder & Raymond Chandler, nach einem Roman von James M. Cain Produktion Paramount Pictures Darsteller Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray, Edward G. Robinson, Tom Powers, Jean Heather Länge 108 min. Unerwarteterweise bricht sich Mr. Dietrichson das Bein, als Phyllis bereits eine Zugreise für ihn gebucht hat. Später besucht sie ihn zu Hause und Neff erklärt sich bereit, ihr bei dem Mord zu helfen. McCarey beamed as his picture won award after award, and when he was named Best Director, Wilder could no longer take it. In addition, Double Indemnity broke new cinematic ground on several fronts, one of these being the first time a Hollywood film explicitly explored the means, motives, and opportunity of committing a murder. The Glendale station remains, however, and can now be seen as part of the Glendale Transportation Center and was added to the National Register of Historic Places on May 2, 1997. She tries several more times, but the car won't start and the two look at each other in growing panic. [26], The original ending to the Cain novella called for the characters to commit double suicide. Not realizing that he would be collaborating with Wilder, he demanded $1,000 and said he needed at least a week to complete the screenplay, to which Wilder and Sistrom simply looked at one another in amazement. Fedora | Neff fears Phyllis will murder Lola over her suspicion in her parents' murders and because Dietrichson had changed his will in Lola's favour, leaving Phyllis with nothing. I am sure you will agree that it is most important ... to avoid what the code calls "the hardening of audiences," especially those who are young and impressionable, to the thought and fact of crime. [67], Double Indemnity is an important (and some say the first) example of a genre of films called film noir. By this time, Lipstone had an arm around DeSylva, asking unctuously "I always find you the right guy for the job, Buddy, don't I? If you are going to collaborate, you need an opponent to bounce things off of. Wilder entschied sich jedoch später für einen anderen Ausgang der Handlung, der nach seiner Auffassung besser zu den Charakterzeichnungen der Hauptfiguren passt. Neff fühlt sich sofort zu ihr hingezogen. Eine auswärtige Affäre | Although he had worked on the treatment, Charles Brackett decided it was too sordid and bowed out of the project, leaving Wilder to find another collaborator. Watch later. His first choice, James M. Cain himself, was working for another studio and unavailable (although Cain claimed he never was asked). Frau ohne Gewissen ist ein US-amerikanischer Film-Noir unter Regie von Billy Wilder, der auch gemeinsam mit Raymond Chandler das Drehbuch verfasste. Er wurde am 3. An insurance representative lets himself be talked by a seductive housewife into a murder/insurance fraud scheme that arouses the suspicion of an insurance investigator. [49][51] Lipstone was convinced that as soon as the studio's Artistic Director Buddy DeSylva heard the music he would throw it out. Als Keyes an einem anderen Tag Neff in sein Büro bittet, wird dieser mit einem neuen Problem konfrontiert: Der Mann Jackson, der ihn auf der Plattform des Zuges gesehen hatte, will aussagen. [21] Offended, Wilder responded by saying: "We didn't invite him? Wilder, in fact, believed that discord, a tug-of-war, was a vital ingredient, necessary for a fruitful collaboration: "If two people think alike," he once said, "it's like two men pulling at one end of a rope. [39] "He was ready for anything", Wilder said. At the time, Stanwyck was the highest-paid actress in Hollywood as well as the highest-paid woman in America. Anchored in the film noirs aestheticism, its low-key lighting, oppressive music, sharp dialogues and breathtaking performances achieve to make this film an unavoidable classic. Praised by many critics when first released, Double Indemnity was nominated for seven Academy Awards but did not win any. Ariane – Liebe am Nachmittag | Paramount Pictures kaufte die Verfilmungsrechte für 15.000 US-Dollar, obwohl das Hays Office dem Material kritisch gegenüberstand und die detaillierte Schilderung einer Mordtat als gefährdend für junge Menschen ansah. Stark and spare, a tangible note a foreboding guilt hangs over Wilder's dark drama as it characters' schemes tangle and threaten to fall apart. [11] Er gilt heute in der Filmkritik als Meisterwerk und als einer der standardsetzenden Filme des Film noir. Der Roman Double Indemnity von James M. Cain erschien im Jahre 1935 und basierte auf einem wahren Fall, der sich 1927 ereignet hatte: Ruth Snyder überredete ihren Liebhaber Judd Gray, ihren Ehemann zu ermorden und es wie einen Unfall aussehen zu lassen, um dann eine doppelte Versicherungssumme einzustreichen. These two characters were seen as so loathsome that no-one wanted to play the parts as it was seen as career suicide. Billy Wilder hatte die Idee der blonden Perücke, die Stanwyck den Film über trägt. Sie schießt zuerst auf Neff, trifft ihn aber nicht tödlich. Billy Wilder talks about shooting multiple endings for films at the AFI Harold Lloyd Master Seminar in 1976. Ausschnitte sind außerdem in die Film noir-Hommage Tote tragen keine Karos (1982) eingeflossen. Neff, der sein Schicksal nicht wahrhaben will, versucht die Flucht zu ergreifen, schafft es mit seiner Schussverletzung jedoch nur bis zur Tür und bricht zusammen. Double Indemnity, directed by Billy Wilder, is a towering GIANT in the genre of film noir flicks and for good reason. Neff meets the alluring Phyllis Dietrichson during a house call to remind her husband to renew his automobile insurance policy. At a screening soon after, DeSylva called him over; expecting heads to roll, Lipstone eagerly huddled with his chief – only to have DeSylva praise the music, saying it was exactly the dissonant, hard-hitting score the film needed. [6] Raymond Chandler ist im Film auch in einem Cameo-Auftritt zu sehen: Als Mann, der vor dem Büro von Keyes ein Buch liest.[7]. They flirt, until Phyllis asks about taking out a policy on her husband's life without his knowledge. He later summoned Rózsa to his office and reprimanded him for writing "Carnegie Hall music" which had no place in a film. [5] Raymond Chandler, einer von Amerikas führenden Kriminalautoren und Schöpfer des Detektives Philip Marlowe, wurde daher als Wilders Drehbuchpartner verpflichtet und arbeitete für Frau ohne Gewissen erstmals an einem Drehbuch mit. Summary. [37], The look of the film was achieved through the work of cinematographer John F. Seitz. Hellmuth Karasek berichtet in seiner Biografie Billy Wilder – eine Nahaufnahme, dass sich Wilder über den deutschen Titel lustig gemacht habe: „Frau ohne Gewissen? Aus Keyes wurde "Kirst", Nino Zachetti wurde in "Tino Zachett" umbenannt. Zuvor hatte er dies bereits mit seinem Romanerfolg The Big Sleep (als Tote schlafen fest im Jahr 1946 verfilmt) unter Beweis gestellt. American Film Institute included the film on these lists: The Writers Guild of America ranked the film's screenplay the 26th greatest ever. Cast: Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson. For another, the character of Barton Keyes was transformed from Walter Neff's fairly clueless co-worker into his mentor and eventual nemesis. [24] It took skillful performers to bring nuance to these treacherous characters, and casting the roles of Walter Neff and Phyllis Dietrichson was a challenge for Wilder. Lola's mother also died under suspicious circumstances when Phyllis was her nurse. Norton refuses to pay out the accidental death clause, deducing that Dietrichson was unaware of the policy. Neff gibt sich anschließend als Dietrichson aus, steigt in den Zug und begibt sich auf die hintere Plattform. Qualifizierte Bestellungen werden kostenlos geliefert. Lola tells Neff she has discovered that her boyfriend, the hotheaded Nino, has been seeing Phyllis behind their backs. In his ads, Selznick quoted various dignitaries claiming it was the finest picture they had ever seen, how it served such a noble purpose, how it elevated humanity to new levels – no high-toned platitude was too lofty to invoke. The way Billy staged it and John Seitz lit it, it was all one sensational mood. Neff warns Phyllis that pursuing the insurance claim in court risks exposing the murder, pointing out that Norton and Keyes are suspicious of her. Sie finden Rezensionen und Details zu einer vielseitigen Blu-ray- und DVD-Auswahl – … Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray star in this gripping film noir from Academy Award®-winning director Billy Wilder. Wilder disagreed and was annoyed that Chandler was not putting more of it into the script. ), it is indeed one of his best works. Double Indemnity is a 1944 American psychological thriller film noir directed by Billy Wilder, co-written by Wilder and Raymond Chandler, and produced by Buddy DeSylva and Joseph Sistrom. Nach Bekanntwerden des Falls wird Neffs Kollege und Freund Barton Keyes mit der Untersuchung der näheren Umstände beauftragt. Jahr | Wilder and Chandler's Double Indemnity screenplay was included in Library of America's second volume of Chandler's work, Later Novels and Other Writings (1995). Der Major und das Mädchen | Wilder later recalled with disappointment his first meeting with Chandler. It also helped, as he freely admitted, that he drew the same salary as the two leads for fewer shooting days. It was Chandler who first realized that the dialogue from the novella did not translate well to the screen. Bei einem geheimen Treffen erklärt Neff Phyllis den Ernst der Lage, außerdem konfrontiert er sie mit den Anschuldigungen ihrer Stieftochter. Neff then boards the train posing as Mr. Dietrichson and makes his way to the back of the train, stepping onto the platform outside to smoke a cigarette. To settle it, Wilder hired a couple of contract players from the studio to read passages of Cain's original dialogue aloud. Double Indemnity is one of the films parodied in the 1993 film Fatal Instinct; the hero's wife conspires to have him shot on a moving train and fall into a lake so that she can collect on his insurance, which has a "triple indemnity" rider. Der hatte jedoch zuvor nur leichtere Komödienrollen gespielt und war überrascht, dass Wilder ihn in einem solch untypischen und düsteren Part besetzen wollte. "[47], Wilder managed to bring the whole production in under budget at $927,262 despite $370,000 in salaries for just four people ($100,000 each for MacMurray, Stanwyck, and Robinson, and $70,000 – $44,000 for writing and $26,000 for directing – for himself). (Double Indemnity) Drehbuch: Billy Wilder + Raymond Chandler nach dem Roman "Doppelte Abfindung" ("Double Indemnity") von James M. Cain: Regie: Billy Wilder, USA 1944: Darsteller: Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson, Porter Hall, Jean Heather, Tom Powers, Byron Barr, Richard Gaines, Fortunio Bonanova, John Philliber u.a. [10] Paramount resubmitted the script to the Hays Office, but the response was identical to the one eight years earlier. Sein Werk umfasst mehr als 60 Filme, die in einem Zeitraum von übe… For one thing, the ending was overhauled. [68], Double Indemnity has been compared with Wilder's other acclaimed film noir: Sunset Boulevard (1950). Double Indemnity. This volume also includes the aforementioned "Writers in Hollywood" piece by Chandler. Juli 1944 in Baltimore uraufgeführt. Boulevard der Dämmerung | Das verflixte 7. Wilder wirkte stilbildend für die Genres Filmkomödie und -drama und schuf als Regisseur und Drehbuchautor von Komödien wie Manche mögens heiß, Eins, Zwei, Drei und Das Mädchen Irma la Douce, aber auch von dramatischen Filmen wie Das verlorene Wochenende, Frau ohne Gewissen, Sunset Boulevard oder Zeugin der Anklage Filme von zeitloser Relevanz. "The lapel," the actor said, annoyed by such stupidity. Hierfür war er insbesondere wegen seiner Fähigkeit engagiert worden, Dialogpassagen für hartgesottene Charaktere zu liefern. Es ist eine so überraschende wie treffende Feststellung, dass einige der markantesten Noir Filme von europäischen und oftmals sogar deutschsprachigen Auswanderern und Exilanten gedreht wurden, von zum Beispiel Fritz Lang, Otto Preminger und eben Billy Wilder. 1992 wurde Frau ohne Gewissen in das National Film Registry aufgenommen, ein Verzeichnis US-amerikanischer Filme, die als besonders erhaltenswert angesehen werden. How could we? Everything about this film is a sizzling masterpiece of tension, suspense, and seduction as Neff finds himself falling for all of Dietrichson’s charm and evil. Paramount executive Joseph Sistrom thought the material was perfect for Wilder, and the studio bought the rights for $15,000. This was his vision of the film, and because it wasn't part of the story, Raft turned the part down. Double Indemnity began making the rounds in Hollywood shortly after it was published in Liberty magazine in 1936. [19], When Chandler came to work with Wilder, he was a recovering alcoholic. [27] Wilder recalls "scraping the bottom of the barrel" and approaching George Raft. He tries to convince Phyllis to lie low and let him try to convince Norton to pay out the claim. Frau ohne Gewissen | Sabrina | In der folgenden Zeit trifft sich Neff auch öfter mit Lola, dabei erzählt sie ihm, dass Nino sie mit Phyllis betrüge. [27], Fred MacMurray was accustomed to playing "happy-go-lucky good guys" in light comedies, and when Wilder first approached him about the Neff role, MacMurray said "You're making the mistake of your life!" After the first weekend, Chandler presented 80 pages that Wilder characterized as "useless camera instruction";[15] Wilder quickly put it aside and informed Chandler that they would be working together, slowly and meticulously. Here, Pereira is said to have copied an existing office: the corporate headquarters of Paramount Pictures in New York City. After all – Luise Rainer won it two times. This is significant because, other than a snippet from a home movie, there is no other footage of Chandler known anywhere. Luise Rainer!"[66]. Eins, Zwei, Drei | In many ways, Woody Allens quote encompasses all the main elements that make Billy Wilders Double Indemnity (Paramount Pictures, USA, 1944) a masterpiece. [45] Unconvinced, Paramount production head Buddy DeSylva was overheard to say "We hired Barbara Stanwyck, and here we get George Washington. [49][50], When it came time to record the score for Double Indemnity, Lipstone made no secret that he despised what Rózsa had done, to which Wilder finally turned to him and snapped "You may be surprised to hear that I love it. The victim's daughter, Lola, tells Neff she is convinced that her stepmother Phyllis is behind her father's death. Er hat die Idee, einen Zugunfall zu inszenieren, da die Versicherung in einem solchen Fall die doppelte Summe, nämlich 100.000 Dollar, zahlen würde. In den vom American Film Institute zusammengestellten Top-Listen ist Frau ohne Gewissen mehrfach vertreten: Auf Platz 38 (Ausgabe 1998) und Platz 29 (Ausgabe 2007) der 100 besten amerikanischen Filme aller Zeiten, auf Platz 24 der 100 besten amerikanischen Thriller sowie auf Platz 8 der Top 50 der Schurken (Phyllis Dietrichson). [48], The score to Double Indemnity was composed by Miklós Rózsa, whose work on Wilder's previous film Five Graves to Cairo had been his first real Hollywood engagement for a major studio. [61], Radio host and Hearst paper columnist Louella Parsons said "Double Indemnity is the finest picture of its kind ever made, and I make that flat statement without any fear of getting indigestion later from eating my words. Mauvaise graine | [56] The film then opened nationwide on July 6, 1944,[57] and was an immediate hit with audiences – despite a campaign by singer Kate Smith imploring the public to stay away on moral grounds. Extrablatt | An Indian film, Jism (2003), was inspired by the film. [55], Double Indemnity's first theatrical engagement was at the Keith's in Baltimore, on July 3, 1944. In der Episode mit dem Titel Double Indemnity, die am 16. [12], „Psychologisches Kriminaldrama mit exakter Menschenzeichnung und intensiv gesteigerter Spannung. Neff, hiding in the back seat, breaks his neck. He neglected, however, to mention that the studio had kept him on salary during the eight-week shooting schedule and that no changes to the script were allowed without his approval – a very rare accommodation for screenwriters, particularly newcomers, in those days. The film stars Fred MacMurray as an insurance salesman, Barbara Stanwyck as a provocative housewife who wishes her husband were dead, and Edward G. Robinson as a claims adjuster whose job is to find phony claims. "[62] In a 1998 review for his "Great Films" series, film critic Roger Ebert thought the romance between MacMurray and Stanwyck showed "little psychological depth", while MacMurray and Robinson showed the "genuine emotion" of a surrogate father-son relationship that represented the film's heart. Paramount executives decided to let him play the unsavory role to teach him a lesson. With the camera following him, Neff lurches towards the balcony railing overlooking rows and rows of uniform corporate desks. 'Double Indemnity' is a dramatic thriller made in 1944, directed by Billy Wilder and starring Fred MacMurray and Barbara Stanwyck. [4] Die Regie übernahm der gebürtige Österreicher Billy Wilder, der erst zwei Jahre zuvor seinen ersten Hollywood-Film, Der Major und das Mädchen, gedreht hatte. "[18] His tugging with Chandler did have a softer side, it seems: Over 60 years after the film's initial release, mystery writer and Chandler scholar Mark Coggins documented the fact that Chandler had agreed to appear in a cameo at 16 minutes into the film, glancing up from a magazine as Neff walks past outside Keyes' office. Wilder had praised that work and promised to use Rózsa on his next film. Stalag 17 | Now the two were coming to loggerheads again. Der Glückspilz | According to Stanwyck: I said "I love the script and I love you, but I am a little afraid after all these years of playing heroines to go into an out-and-out killer." Nachdem Wilder zunächst Alan Ladd oder George Raft für die Rolle des Walter besetzen wollte, kam er letztlich auf Fred MacMurray. After the success of Double Indemnity, imitators of the film's plot were rampant. "You know, when the guy flashes his lapel, you see his badge, you know he's a detective." Sistrom's and Wilder's first choice for the role of Phyllis Dietrichson was Barbara Stanwyck. Sein Partner Keyes zündet ihm eine Zigarette an. Er ist sich sicher, dass die Person im Zug jünger war als Mr. Dietrichson, aber er erkennt Neff nicht wieder. Gleichzeitig ist Nino auch der Hauptverdächtige in den Augen der Ermittler, da er Phyllis täglich besucht haben soll. Dir: Billy Wilder. In Double Indemnity waren Samantha Eggar als Phyllis Dietrichson, Richard Crenna als Walter Neff und Lee J. Cobb als Barton Keyes zu sehen. Eines Tages erscheint Lola in Neffs Büro und erzählt ihm, dass Phyllis ihre leibliche Mutter umgebracht habe, um Mr. Dietrichson heiraten zu können. ", building on the southwest corner of Hollywood Blvd. The screenplay was based on James M. Cain's 1943 novella of the same name, which originally appeared as an eight-part serial in Liberty magazine, beginning in February 1936. 38 on the American Film Institute's list of the 100 best American films of all time, and in 2007 it placed 29th on their 10th Anniversary list. Typisches Beispiel für den amerikanischen Film Noir.“, Die deutsche Synchronfassung entstand 1950 bei der Elite Film Synchron in Berlin unter Leitung von Ernst Schröder. I don't think he ever forgave me. Das Mörderpaar wurde jedoch schon kurz nach der Tat überführt und ein Jahr später auf dem elektrischen Stuhl hingerichtet. Keyes brings in a witness who says the man on the train was younger than the dead man. [12], Cain forever maintained that Joseph Breen owed him $10,000 for vetoing the property back in 1935 when he would have received $25,000.[13]. Im Jahr 1954 wurde im Rahmen der fünften Staffel des Lux Video Theatres (1950–1959) der Stoff erneut für das Fernsehen verfilmt. Wilder had worked with Seitz on his previous film, Five Graves to Cairo, in which Seitz was nominated for an Academy Award, and Wilder praised Seitz's willingness to experiment and fail. Wilder said: "He was in Alcoholics Anonymous, and I think he had a tough time with me – I drove him back into drinking. Dort sitzt ein Mann namens Jackson, der das Gespräch mit Neff sucht, doch Neff wimmelt ihn ab. As the awards show wore on and Double Indemnity lost in category after category, it became evident that there would be a Going My Way sweep. [6] The contrast was heightened, in Wilder's words, by "dirtying up" the sets. With Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson, Byron Barr. He dares her to shoot again. [14] "[20] By the time the picture was released, Chandler was disillusioned with the writers' lot in Hollywood; he published an angry piece titled "Writers in Hollywood" for The Atlantic Monthly in November 1945 in which he complained: "The first picture I worked on was nominated for an Academy Award (if that means anything), but I was not even invited to the press review held right in the studio." Geschlagen geben musste er sich insbesondere in drei Kategorien der Komödie Der Weg zum Glück. He went to the limits of what could be done. Die vorliegende Arbeit zum Seminar „Schlüsselfilm 1945-1960“ beschäftigt sich mit der Stilrichtung Film noir und dabei insbesondere mit dem Film Double Indemnity (Billy Wilder 1944). [53], For years, it was believed the exterior of the train station in the film was the Mission Revival Style Southern Pacific Railroad Depot in Glendale, California built in 1923, but the scene was filmed at the Burbank S.P. Directed by Billy Wilder. [5], The film's critical reputation has only grown over the years. She does not, and he takes the gun. Double Indemnity, American film noir, released in 1944, that was considered the quintessential movie of its genre. "Sometimes the rushes were so dark that you couldn't see anything. [6] (Her eventual co-star MacMurray matched Stanwyck's prominence at the pay window: in 1943, he was the highest-paid actor in Hollywood, and the fourth highest-paid American. Keywords:Laura Mulvey Molly Haskell Double Indemnity Billy Wilder Film Noir Psychoanalysis Femme Fatale Freud Film Studies In her article “Visual Pleasure and the Narrative Cinema”, Laura Mulvey describes a way of analyzing and understanding cinema from a feminist and psychoanalytic perspective. "[5], Philip K. Scheur, the Los Angeles Times movie critic, ranked it with The Human Comedy, The Maltese Falcon, and Citizen Kane as Hollywood trailblazers, and Alfred Hitchcock wrote to Wilder saying that "Since Double Indemnity, the two most important words in motion pictures are 'Billy' and 'Wilder'". Having the two protagonists mortally wound each other was one of the key factors in gaining Hays Office approval for the script: the Production Code demanded that criminals pay, on screen, for their transgressions. Once the set was ready for filming, Wilder went around and overturned a few ashtrays to give the house an appropriately grubby look. For the TV remake, see, While the story certainly used the Snyder case as a framework, it lacked an important ingredient of the, Sixteen years later, Wilder scored notability again with the design of an insurance company office: in 1960's, Flint, Peter B. [6] In that crime, Ruth Snyder persuaded her boyfriend, Judd Gray, to kill her husband Albert after having him take out a big insurance policy – with a double-indemnity clause. ", "Sex, death and architecture: an L.A. noir tour", "The 17th Academy Awards (1945) Nominees and Winners", "His Other Half: Men Looking at Women Through Art", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Double_Indemnity&oldid=996597618, Films with screenplays by Raymond Chandler, United States National Film Registry films, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Douglas Spencer as Lou Schwartz, Neff's office mate, This page was last edited on 27 December 2020, at 15:43. Wilder makes … Avanti, Avanti! Auch für Barbara Stanwyck war es ein ungewöhnlicher Gedanke, eine Mörderin zu spielen, obwohl sie bereits zuvor einige Kriminelle gespielt hatte. [58] James M. Cain recalled "there was a little trouble caused by this fat girl, Kate Smith, who carried on a propaganda asking people to stay away from the picture. [38] Here Wilder taps into his 1920s Berlin roots, and he and Seitz give the film a look subtly reminiscent of German expressionism, with dramatic deployment of light and shadows. Widely regarded as a classic, it often is cited as having set the standard for film noir. Wilder's and Brackett's estrangement during Double Indemnity was not a permanent one. The trade paper Variety wrote that the film "sets a new standard for screen treatment in its category". Wilder had the idea of using a restless string tremolo (as in the opening to Franz Schubert's Unfinished Symphony) to reflect the conspiratorial activities of Walter and Phyllis against her husband which Rózsa felt was a good one (and the symphony is actually used with a very melodramatic effect in the scene with Lola and Walter in the hill above Hollywood Bowl, 1:23–1:26). 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