Great Characters, A List

Scott Myers of “Go Into the Story” — a regular feature here in our “From The Literati” feed and contributor to “The Screenwriting Blog of the Black List” — gives us yet another treat. His Great Characters list revisits some of the most memorable and well-drawn fictional characters in cinema history. It’s a fun and instructive quickie refresher in what separates good from great.

Fred McMurray and Barbara Stanwyck in Double Indemnity

Fred McMurray and Barbara Stanwyck in Billy Wilder's "Double Indemnity"

This week’s Great Character? Phyllis Dietrichson (played by Barbara Stanwyck) of Billy Wilder and Raymond Chandler’s 1944 gem “Double Indemnity”. Myers’ looks at the femme fatale in all her glory and highlights dialogue from the film that will make the subtext lover in you weep with shame.

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