Scarface and Double Indemnity: The Corporate Loss of American Morality

The 1920’s and 1940’s were economic boom periods in American history; in the 20’s this was due to the rapid growth of investment in consumer economics, in the 40’s it was due to the increased industrial production demanded to fight world war two, both economic booms however, produced similar predictable effects in American culture. In … Read moreScarface and Double Indemnity: The Corporate Loss of American Morality

The (Not-So) Good Girls of Film Noir

Common in film noir are the binary oppositions between characters’ personalities and the visually mesmerizing images which often explode on-screen before the eyes of the audience. The high key lighting of a beautiful countryside, the low key lighting of a large city, a face half consumed by shadows, or a woman clad in all white … Read moreThe (Not-So) Good Girls of Film Noir

The Function of the Male Gaze in Vertigo and Double Indemnity

The role and subsequent objectification of women in film have prompted extensive debate in modern media and film theory. In particular, many film critics focus on how the female body is often presented as a hyper-sexualized object for viewer pleasure. This phenomenon is dubbed the “Male Gaze”, which is the way women are objectified and … Read moreThe Function of the Male Gaze in Vertigo and Double Indemnity