Monday, May 30, 2016

there's a speed limit in this town

---------------------------- [excerpt, Woody Allen, by Eric Lax] ------------------ If one movie epitomized his childhood, it is Double Indemnity.  "I love it," he says.  "It has all the characteristics of the classic forties film as I respond to it. 

It's in black and white, it has fast badinage, it's very witty, a story from the great age.  It has Edward G. Robinson and Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray and the tough voice-over. 

It has brilliantly written dialogue, and the perfect score by Miklos Rozsa.  It's Billy Wilder's best movie -- but practically anyone's best movie."