Tag: Billy Wilder

Episode 50: Double Indemnity

, with special guest:

Double IndemnityFINALLY, it’s here! For episode 50, former co-host Windy returns to the podcast for an episode about Billy Wilder’s Double Indemnity!

We highly recommend you watch the film before listening to the episode, because we dive right into the plot. The film is readily available on streaming with a subscription to FilmStruck, and is available for rental on Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, and Vudu.

Please also join us again on October 21st, when return with an episode about Body Heat!

Double Indemnity (1944)
Double Indemnity poster Rating: 8.3/10 (129,599 votes)
Director: Billy Wilder
Writer: Billy Wilder (screenplay), Raymond Chandler (screenplay), James M. Cain (from the novel by)
Stars: Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson, Porter Hall
Runtime: 107 min
Rated: Passed
Genre: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery, Thriller
Released: 06 Jul 1944
Plot: An insurance representative lets himself be talked into a murder/insurance fraud scheme that arouses the suspicion of an insurance investigator.

Episode 22: Sunset Boulevard

, with special guest:

Sunset BoulevardThis week, we finally watch one of the greatest films noir that ever noired: Sunset Boulevard.

(Yes, dear listeners, we also did a full episode on Sunset Boulevard over on the parent podcast Reel Education back in  2014. The two shows are different. The first one features Melissa’s full barrage of trivia; this one is more dedicated to our raw reactions after seeing the film in a packed theater.)

We highly recommend you watch the film before listening to the episode, because wow, it’s a great movie. This film is currently available pretty much everywhere: Netflix Streaming, Amazon Instant, Vudu, Google Play, and YouTube.

Join us on April 21st for our episode on Caged!

Sunset Blvd. (1950)
Sunset Blvd. poster Rating: 8.4/10 (181,668 votes)
Director: Billy Wilder
Writer: Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, D.M. Marshman Jr.
Stars: William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim, Nancy Olson
Runtime: 110 min
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Drama, Film-Noir
Released: 29 Sep 1950
Plot: A screenwriter develops a dangerous relationship with a faded film star determined to make a triumphant return.