Sunday, March 6, 2011

Venetian Bind

In darkness this duo's defined
by light through the slats of a blind
The pair was condemned,
by shadows were hemmed,
the moment insurance was signed

In blackness the couple's confined
Like bars in a cell they are lined
They're not playing straight,
each eying their mate,
awaiting a fate that's unkind

Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray, entwined in the dark of Double Indemnity (Billy Wilder, 1944). The film was shot by John F. Seitz, with art direction by Hans Dreier and Hal Pereira.

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