Dial M for Murder The Key is The Key
Filmmakers Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos have been mute about who they think might have killed Teresa Halbach. But after ten years of being immersed in this sordid saga, it’s hard to imagine that they haven’t speculated quite a bit about it, at least in private. So, it is my thought that they must have put a lot of thought into naming their baby. All of the entendres may never be fully known, but I had an interesting thought about one possibility.
Filmmakers are usually film students, and film students are commonly assigned the entire oeuvre of Alfred Hitchcock for viewing and analysis. Truffaut, Sergei Eisenstein, D.W. Griffith, and plenty of others to be sure. One of Hitchcock’s best films ever, in my opinion, was Dial M for Murder, starring a radiantly beautiful Grace Kelly.
It’s a great film and is as enjoyable today as it was when it was first released in Technicolor™. I won’t give it away, but the movie concerns murder, wrongful imprisonment, a frame job, and a key. If you like great movies, you should see it if you haven’t already.
Both feature a bilabial single alliterative set as well: the ‘m’ in ‘m’, and the ‘m’ in murder in the first instance, and ‘making’ and ‘murder’ in the second. Eh, probably nothing to do with anything, but who knows…
maybe the filmmakers were trying to tell us something?