Thursday, July 15, 2010

Indemnity Theft

I just watched Double Indemnity for the first time. I'm not sure what else I can say about a 66 year old film still rightly considered to be one of the greatest of all-time, so I'll just say that it's quite good and I recommend it highly. I don't watch a lot of movies, but a lot of the movies that I watch are the so-called classics. I'm a bit ashamed to admit that I've managed to fall asleep while watching Casablanca, Citizen Kane, and The Maltese Falcon. In my defense, I was very tired when I sat down to watch all three of those masterpieces. Still, I think my inability to stay awake shows that I didn't take to those movies as strongly as I had hoped. I'm pleased to say that I never came close to dozing off during Double Indemnity.

3 comments:

The Svecs said...
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The Svecs said...

I'm with you on Kane - I couldn't finish it.

But I actually liked Casablanca, though I'm not sure I'd play it again.

Forgot to add in my last comment: I just requested Double Indemnity from the library, thanks for the rec!

dhodge said...

I'll warn you - it's very hard to not hear the voice of Chief Wiggum in Edward G. Robinson's character.