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  1. sycasey 2.0

    Double Indemnity

    Pretty sure there was talk about the new lighting ideas introduced for this movie (like having the window blinds cast shadows over the scene). I heartily disagree that this film doesn't have anything going on in those departments. It's done subtly, but I definitely sensed careful decision-making with shot selection and editing (it's Billy Wilder, fer crissake!). The Third Man was on the original 1998 version of the list. I think it was taken off for being seen as not sufficiently American (the production company was British).
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    Double Indemnity

    The first time I saw this movie, I laughed like hell at "Shut up, baby."
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    Double Indemnity

    I'm not sure they talked about this in the episode, but I particularly love the subtleties in the final scene. Neff can't light his own cigarette, so Keyes does it for him (using the same trick Neff always used to light matches for him), then Neff says "I love you too," only not in the sarcastic way he did earlier. A small gesture of pure kindness/mercy, followed by maybe the most sincere thing Neff ever says to anyone else. Some folks on the Facebook group were annoyed about all the times Neff says "Baby," but to me this pretty clearly indicates how shallow he is and is wholly intentional. He repeats a supposed term of endearment so often that it becomes meaningless. Tells you his motivation is not really love, it's massaging his own ego.
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    Listener Rankings

    All right, I finally went ahead and did this. https://boxd.it/1YEKo
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    Double Indemnity

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dumbbell_Indemnity
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    All About Eve

    Didn't mean it to come off that way, I just quoted the last post in the discussion. I'll make clear, though, that it was re-reading the whole thread (your posts included) that made me realize I wasn't in disagreement as much as I thought.
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    All About Eve

    I seem to have offended, so I offer my apologies. Sometimes I can get on a track of arguing a point just to argue it. Taking a day or so to reevaluate the full context helped.
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    All About Eve

    Agreed, totally bizarre. I feel like I must have seen other movies from this period that had no issue with shooting dialogue scenes outside.
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    All About Eve

    That's true. I've been looking at Margo's speech kind of in a vacuum, but with full context it's probably best read this way.
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    All About Eve

    I can only say that this wasn't something that I came up with myself, rather my wife loudly commented during the scene, "Because a woman has to get married, right?" So I don't think you're wildly out of bounds in bringing it up. But yes, the movie brings more complexity to the characters and their relationships, so I agree with the argument that it's not as cut-and-dried as that. I'll stand my my suggestion that the scene would be re-worked a bit in a modern context though. Not a lot, just a little bit.
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    All About Eve

    I mean, you'd have to smooth it out better than I did. I just think that in a modern movie this would likely be addressed more head-on, while in a movie from 1950 there's no assumption that the audience would question Margo's desire to "settle down" with marriage.
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    All About Eve

    Yeah, there's certainly more complexity to the writing here, so I also wouldn't say it's JUST about "being a woman" meaning "getting married." That said, if this move were made today you'd probably have to add some lines for Margo or someone else to clarify that getting married and scaling back her career is her choice, etc.
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    Episode 194.5 - Minisode 194.5

    Maybe that was meant to be a comment on the movie itself?
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    All About Eve

    Yeah, I had this discussion with my wife. It's hard to detach the movie making a "statement" about women's roles in society from how much it's simply reflecting society's attitude towards women at the time. Not sure we can expect a movie from 1950 to account for the same progressive feminist ideas we have today.
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    Episode 163 - Zodiac vs. Shaun of the Dead vs. Magnolia

    So Amy announced that Shaun of the Dead won this poll, but I wonder when she did the cutoff? Because it seems like Zodiac has taken a pretty clear lead after the first week.
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