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Double Indemnity Film Noir Double Indemnity is the classic example of the film noir style and also set some standards for movies to come This paper will provide examples and show that following movies realized the success of this flick Film noir is not necessarily a type of genre but rather a tone that branched of from the crimegangster sags of the 1930s It has certain elements such as crime greed and violence that are supposed to represent the same type of evils in society and of course a moral conflict at the base of the plot The protagonists in film noir are normally driven by their past or by human weakness to repeat former mistakes There is also a level of comedic sarcasm traced within the dialogue This 1944 film by director Billy Wilder is indeed a classic film noir masterpiece by being a cynical witty and sleazy thriller In Indemnity the crime was described as perfect but too perfect The insurance salesman Walter Neff and distressed housewifefemme fatale Phyllis Dietrichson plotted to kill Mr Dietrichson after hoaxing him into signing an insurance policy for fifty thousand American dollars In the midst of the plot Phyllis had a thought of calling it off and told Walter to leave before it was too late however Neff the protagonist didnt want to leave since he did that with a previous girlfriend and she was supposedly in less trouble than Phyllis The greedy duo knows about the double indemnity clause in which the benefactor would receive two-time the policys worth by bizarre accidental death Following their plan Mr Dietrichson was violently killed and set-up to where it looked as if he fell off the train However in the end Walters conscious awakens through these immoral acts and is what cause the impromptu confession to take place in the All-Risk Pacific Insurance Company office Oh yeah something that caught the authors eye was that
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