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27
Jul
2019
 

Billy Wilder’s 1944 film noir crime masterwork Double Indemnity, co-written by Wilder and Raymond Chandler, with the screenplay was based on James M. Cain's 1943 novella of the same name, 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. The term "double indemnity" refers to a clause in certain life insurance policies that doubles the payout in rare cases when death is caused accidentally, such as while riding a railway.

Praised by many critics when first released, Double Indemnity was nominated for seven Academy Awards but did not win any. Widely regarded as a classic, it is often cited as having set the standard for the films that followed in that genre.

Deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" by the U.S. Library of Congress in 1992, Double Indemnity was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.

Mon
31
Dec
2018
 

Orson Welles' free-form documentary about fakery focuses  on the notorious art forger Elmyr de Hory and Elmyr's biographer, Clifford Irving, who also wrote the celebrated fraudulent Howard Hughes autobiography, then touches on the reclusive Hughes and Welles' own career (which started with a faked resume and a phony Martian invasion). On the way, Welles plays a few tricks of his own on the audience. "F for fake" stands for the last movie Orson Welles really directed and, as for many artistic legacies it's the final demonstration of the genius of the artist.

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31
Dec
2018
 

 

 

A man travels around a city with a camera slung over his shoulder, documenting urban life with dazzling invention.

Man with a Movie Camera[ is an experimental 1929 Soviet silent documentary film, directed by Dziga Vertov and edited by his wife Elizaveta SvilovaIt is widely regarded by many as one of the greatest films ever made, having ranked eighth in the 2012 Sight & Sound poll of the world's best films. In 2009, Roger Ebert wrote, "It made explicit and poetic the astonishing gift the cinema made possible, of arranging what we see, ordering it, imposing a rhythm and language on it, and transcending it.

 

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