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    The Double Comparison

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    Novels, plays, and movies often depict characters caught in a conflict with their doubles. Such collisions call a character’s sense of identity into question. The film The Double by Richard Ayoade takes Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s original book The Double and plays it with a modern twist. Upon closer inspection of Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s The Double and its movie adaptation by Richard Ayoade, we see that though both share many elements and plot progressions, the movie, as a more modern medium, utilizes its unique conception to provide a different outlook on Dostoyevsky’s philosophies. From the start of his book, Dostoyevsky’s tragic but comic tale depicts the decline of mental stability. Dostoyevsky opens his novella with Goyadkin Sr.’s unusual schizophrenia: from the paranoia of passing his boss to the eccentricity of shopping. This contrasts with the quiet, friendly person Dostoyevsky characterizes in the rest of the book. Soon, a double interrupts the nervous lead; Goyadkin Jr., the double, looks like him, sounds like him, but is not…

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    Double Bass

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    Technical aspects of the Double Bass in changes Physical changes in the instrument This is still a debate on whether the base comes from the violin family or shrimp family (some research shows even family ties guitar all the time. The only thing we are sure the tool is still under development in relation to the time it was used in the music. The history of the base begins about the first half of the 16th century, based on the violin family.However the term "base" is not often used until the end…

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    Shunterrance Walton Mrs. Harper Comp. 1 23 Sept. 2016 A Double Life The double sports life is probably one of the best things to happen in high school. What is better than playing two of the most exciting sports in the school? Well, having those two sports at two different off seasons would be the best. More than likely, with me having an offseason is unimaginable. Playing two sports is not as miserable unless they carry on over to the next one. Do not get me wrong, I love basketball and…

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    Double Indemnity Essay

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    This essay will provide an overview of a clip from the beginning of the movie Double Indemnity. The clip has a runtime of two minutes and thirty-three seconds and contains five shots in total. This paper will provide an in-depth analysis of each shot in the clip. It will examine the types of camera angles used, the lighting direction and the composition of objects and figures on the screen. The elevator encounter between Walter Neff and the Watchman in the first scene is a two-shot captured at…

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    Double Effect

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    moral distinction between physician aid in dying and the doctrine of double effect. Through defining these two terms and analyzing medical cases where killing a patient is morally permissible, I argue that there is no moral distinction between physician aid in dying and the doctrine of double effect. Originating from “Thomas Aquinas’…discussion of the permissibility of self-defense in the…

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    Queensland Double Jeopardy Provisions Double Jeopardy is a technicality law based upon the assumption that one cannot be repeatedly prosecuted in a criminal trial by either the jury, judge or appeal of court judges ("Questioning Double Jeopardy", 2016). This notion has been in existence for 800 years and originated from English Common Law. The double jeopardy protection averts three scenarios, a retrial for a crime that would attract a 25-year or more sentence if the original acquittal is…

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    Film in the 1940’s focused on lying, crime, and mystery. This particular style of film is now known as Film Noir, which focused on the dark side of humanity. Certain elements are needed to properly display a true film noir film. Double Indemnity (1944) is a film that focuses on insurance agent Walter Neff. Due to the dark events that take place throughout the film, several elements of film noir were used in the filming of this movie. Double Indemnity utilized film noir by setting a dark mood,…

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    The idea that love can change a person is truly evident in the classic film noir, Double Indemnity. Walter Neff, an insurance salesman develops feelings for his clients’ wife, Phyllis Dietrichson. Together they team up to commit a murder; the murder of her husband. This progression is shown through three different cinematography components: lighting, camera angles, and composition. Over the course of 107 thrilling minutes, Walter Neff becomes a whole new person due to his relationship with…

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    In 1992, Billy Wilder’s 1944 film Double Indemnity was preserved by the Library of Congress for being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.” It is clear that the film has had a major impact in cinema but it was created to protest Los Angeles but suffered many hurdles to complete. However, Double Indemnity would effectively jump start the noir movement and influence cinema to this day. When Double Indemnity was first played in theaters audiences and critics reacted in shock…

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    James M. Cain’s Double Indemnity, published in 1935, was adapted into a film in the year 1944. This film brought in over $5.7 million in gross net, changed how Hollywood censored films and shaped the path for numerous controversial films to soon be produced. Although Double Indemnity left its impact, the strict Production Code prevented the film adaptation from reaching the full potential sent forth by the book. In her book, Blackout, film noir critic Sheri Chinen Biesen explains how the Motion…

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