Thursday, March 14, 2013

Movie Fun Facts for 'Double Indemnity' (a 1944 film)

*warning: possible spoiler alerts!*
For those of you who are not fans of film noir, you can skip this post. I, however, am a fan (I admit). All the way down to the at times incredibly cheezy dialogue and over-dramatics presented by said genera of movie. Double Indemnity is one such movie. I couldn't  stop watching it throughout the entire movie, which is quite rare for me, since I get distracted by many things even when a scene comes that is just a little boring. This 1944 movie is all about insurance fraud and murder. It brings up some interesting thoughts about human nature and the emotional toll that money and actions can have on a person, not to mention what money can make a person do. While it takes place in America, it really does not put America under a good light, showing how our own insurance people can be influenced by the reward of money just as much as anyone else can! It shows the head of a major insurance firm solving a murder simply because he doesn't want to pay out the money to a client, and a client willing to commit murder just to get the insurance money from their death; not exactly the American dream that everyone thinks of.

Anyways, I shall now move on to my fun facts about the movie instead of my analysis of what can be learned from/seen in it :P

~The scene where the car doesn't start after disposing of the body was aded by the director after his own personal car wouldn't start that day.
~Fred MacMurray was actually married at the time and if you look during the scene where him and Phyllis first kiss, you can see it on his hand.
~It was ranked Number 29 in the 2007 American Film Institutes rankings of the Greatest Movies of All Time. (It really is a good movie, if you haven't seen it, do it now!!)
~The movie was based off of a novel by James M. Cain, which was in turn based off of the true story of Ruth Snyder, the subject of a 1920s murder trial.

So, there ya go :P A few fun facts about a pretty awesome movie :D. Again if you guys haven't seen it yet, you really should!
Sara :)

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