Friday, October 19, 2012

Double Indemnity assignment

Hey there, film fans!

As I said in class, I'm changing the structure of the Double Indemnity assignment to allow more variety in the responses. Note that, in my links (to the right), I've put a PDF of the Hays Code for reference.

Please do one of the following for next Tuesday; the piece should be approximately 250-300 words:

a. Write a response to seeing Double Indemnity as if you were a reviewer of the time (1944). In this case, you will need to look over the Hays Code, because you'll either be complaining about how the film violates the letter or spirit of the code or how you think the film masterfully avoids crossing the line.

b. Write a personal response to the film, keeping in mind that it's a black-and-white film from another era. What did you like or especially appreciate? What surprised you? How did it compare to modern films? What seemed better than a modern film?

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