Double Indemnity

1984, 35:00 minutes, colour, English

TAPECODE 2007.08

Based on the novel by James M. Cain, "Double Indemnity" was first made into a film in 1944 by Billy Wilder. In this video version of the "story of love, passion and murder" all acting parts are played by toys, with narration and songs by Kazuko Hohki and Giblet, and music selected and or played by David Toop.
The story begins with insurance salesman Mr. Huff falling in love with a beautiful housewife, who is a compulsive killer...

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Critical Writing

Painting in Time: Robert Armstrong on Painting, Film and Video
by Robert Armstrong. Oval Office, Sept. 1998, v. 2, no. 2.