AFI Top 100: No. 29 Double Indemnity

I seriously need to start writing these blogs immediately after watching the movie. It has been several weeks since we watched this making it yet another short recap. There was much to like about Double Indemnity. I think one of my favorite aspects of the movie was the fact it was narrated. I loved how the entire movie was told through Neff’s confession to his boss Keyes. It underscored the relationship they had and was a great way to get Neff’s side of the story.

Never once did I feel any empathy for Neff or Phyllis, but that wasn’t the point of the movie. The point was following them down their dark path and seeing if they met the demise they deserved. While at times over dramatic (hello, it’s a dark movie from the 1940s), the acting was top-notch, especially from MacMurray and Robinson. I would definitely watch this one again.

Sorry for the short recap, should be a better one for No. 28 All About Eve.


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