Watch the movie “Double Indemnity” and answer the following questions. When you watch, keep track of the time stamp, which is when something in the movie happened. For example, “There was a shooting of Archer (7:56),” which would mean that happened at 7 minutes and 56 seconds. If it’s an on-going event, such as “There is an extreme close-up of a gun (8:15 – 8:45), that would mean there is an extreme close-up of a gun that is 30 seconds long and ends at 8:45 seconds into the film. No time stamps is a -25 out of 50 total possible points.
1. Provide six examples of film noir. USE TWO EXAMPLES IN THE FIRST 30 MINUTES, TWO FROM THE MIDDLE HOUR AND TWO EXAMPLES FROM THE LAST HALF HOUR.
2. Explain in what ways the main character an ideal noir character? Provide at least three examples?
3. Pick three uses of shadow and explain why you think the director used them.
4. Compare this to a CRIME OR DETECTIVE film you have seen in the last 10 years – provide a few similarities or differences.