Film: Double Indemnity (Billy Wilder, 1944, US).
CHOOSE AT LEAST ONE OF THE THREE QUESTIONS BELOW TO DISCUSS.
DO NOT SIMPLY REPEAT ANSWERS ALREADY POSTED.
Discuss how this film represents particular elements of film noir. Be specific, using the film terms we are learning this semester. Point to a particular scene and/or shot to back up your argument. Feel free to post the still shot, if you’d like.
Who is the Protagonist? Antagonist in the film?
Discuss the use of the ‘femme fatale’ in the genre (and this film).
Each Discussion is graded on the following Points
Discussion is focused on the subject. 3
Response attempts to stimulate further thought & discussion. 1
Film vocabulary and concepts introduced in this class is used. 1
Discussion post is a minimum of 100 words. 1
Response contains complete sentences. 1
Discussion posted contains no spelling errors. 1
Discussion post does not exceed 300 words. 1
Student has posted to the discussion. 1
TOTAL POINTS AVAILABLE PER DISCUSSION 10
Who are the protagonist and the antagonist in the film?
The protagonist in the film is Walter Neff, and the Antagonist is Phyllis Dietrichson. The slowly-emerging conflict in the film comes about between Phyllis and Walter. They at first begin as being in love then later they become rivals and later on become each other’s murderers.