Double Indemnity

Double Indemnity and The Politics of Gender

In 1943, the story of Double Indemnity had earned the label of “unfilmmable” in Hollywood due to its controversial and ‘immoral’ subject matter (Biltereyst 148). But despite objections and impositions from the Production Code Administration, through compromise and strategy, Billy Wilder managed to create and release the film in 1944. Somehow, what remains is still…

By Shyla Fairfax
femme fatale detour

Great Femme Fatales: 6 Underappreciated Film Noir Villains

We’ve been dealing with weighty issues of late and so I think it’s time for another list. After all, lists make the blogosphere fun. I know when I think of fun, the first thing that comes to mind is the femme fatale. It being NBA finals time here in the USA, this one will employ…

By Jonathan Eig