Posts Tagged ‘james m. cain’

Double Indemnity at Round House Theatre, Reviewed

For their 2010 stage adaptation of Double Indemnity, David Pichette and R. Hamilton Wright went back to James M. Cain’s Depression-era serialized novel about an insurance agent who plots to murder his lover’s husband, overstepping Billy Wilder’s iconic film noir. This costs their version the pulpy dialogue Raymond Chandler wrote for the movie, as [...]

This Week in Repertory Film: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Mildred Pierce, Bigger Than Life[/embed
Tonight: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid at NoMa Summer Screen
Sure, Robert Redford's been milking the role for four decades, but why shouldn't he? In a series of so-called "train movies" playing this summer at the NoMa Business Improvement District's outdoor film series, it's difficult to top the best train robberies ever attempted on screen. [...]