To what extent do the conventions and codes of film noir used in double indemnity reflect the social, economic and cultural content of the period?

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Also when Walter enters the house for the first time he notices the pictures. There were no pictures of Phyllis just of the father and daughter. Although Walter was the one who actually committed the murder the audience feel sympathy towards him as he was being manipulated by Phyllis and he seems weak and helpless...
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He can't seem to control his emotions but is controlled by his environment. Dramatic irony in the film allows the audience to give more attention to the rest of the storyline as they are not wondering who the murder is as Walter has already confessed. The motives are typical of film noir. Walter killed the husband for love, money and because he had fallen into Phyllis's trap...
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