Diva/Mensch pair for Nov 9, 2022
The year was 1944. These two ladies were nominated for Best Actress. The winner was Ingrid Bergman for *Gaslight.*
Diva: Barbara Stanwyck in *Double Indemnity*
Mensch: Claudette Colbert in *Since You Went Away*
*Double Indemnity* is a great film noir and Stanwyck is one of the greatest femme fatales ever. Fire and ice, baby. And listen to that crackling dialogue.
I saw *Since You Went Away* a couple years ago and it's a well-made family melodrama. Colbert is the emotional center of the movie - - she's warm and sincere, just what's needed.