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Paul and Corey Cross the Streams: Season 3, Episode 14 [Film Noir – ‘Double Indemnity’ (1944)]

Paul and Corey Cross the Streams is a bi-monthly podcast in which hosts Paul Pakler and Corey Pepper watch and review streaming content – so you don’t have to!

This month, Paul and Corey are talking about film noir. Its preoccupations and tropes. Its themes and style. This week, Paul chose a true classic, Double Indemnity (1944). PACCTS’ second Billy Wilder film, Double Indemnity established so much of what one imagines when they hear “film noir.” Paul and Corey discuss the Hays Code, Wilder’s work with co-writer Raymond Chandler, and the subversive queer themes that Wilder elicited in this and other films.

This Month’s Theme: Film Noir

This Episode’s Focus: Double Indemnity (1944)

Host’s Choice: Paul Pakler

Rent on YouTube, Google Play Movies & TV, Vudu, Amazon Prime Video, and Apple TV

Corey’s Recipe Recommendations for This Episode:
In-n-Out’s Double-Double Animal-Style Burger Recipe and Dark chocolate sea salt caramels

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Special thanks to Tobin for our incredible theme song and Dave Droxler for our podcast’s logo and artwork.




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