Titus Techera, who hosts a podcast for the American Cinema Foundation on which he and his guests discuss important films of the past and present, invited me back to talk about Billy Wilder’s Double Indemnity on his latest episode. Our hour-long chat is now available on line.
Here’s Titus’ summary of our conversation:
Titus and Terry Teachout talk about the pluperfect noir: Double Indemnity, written by Billy Wilder and Raymond Chandler. Every element of the all-American tragedy is present here, for the first time. We talk about the conflict between love and law, the different claims of eroticism and friendship, and also where insurance stands to the all-American future.
To listen to or download this episode, go here.
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The original theatrical trailer for Double Indemnity:
A scene from the film: