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Film Noir: A Walk Down a Dark Alley

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In 1995 Roger Ebert wrote: “Film noir: The film of darkness and the night, of shadows and mean streets, of losers, grifters and bottomfeeders. Often disreputable, the film noir was usually about crime, but it didn't glorify criminals the way 1930s gangster pictures did. Instead, its characters got involved in crime out of desperation, accident, weakness, or sheer bad lust.” The French critic Nino Frank argued that these movies are not procedurals or whodunits, they are character studies and sociological investigations. This time we will look at six more of these film noir classics.

Class Details

6 Sessions
Weekly - Wed

via Zoom

Thomas Thompson 



Please read:  Reading: Suggested: Film Noir: The Dark Side of the Screen by Foster Hirsch. Dark City: The Lost World of Film Noir by Eddie Muller.



Registration Closes On
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule Information

Skip dates: (No class on 11/25/2020)

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
10/28/2020 - 12/9/2020 Weekly - Wed 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM Williamsburg, via Zoom  Map Thomas Thompson