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City of Night: L.A. Noir

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Film Noir has two great cities, New York and Los Angeles.  We looked at movies made in and about New York in an earlier semester and now we focus on California and “The City of Angels,” a title which, in these movies, could not be more ironic.  Raymond Chandler described L.A. as a city where one could find “a special kind of sunshine” and a “wet emptiness...a big hard-boiled city with no more personality than a paper cup,” “rich and vigorous" and “lost and beaten...full of emptiness.”  In other words, a perfect city for film noir!
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Class Details

6 Sessions
Weekly - Wed

W&M Kaplan Arena

Thomas Thompson 



Please read:  Reading: Suggested: Film Noir: The Dark Side of the Screen: Film Noir by Foster Hirsch. Somewhere in the Night: Film Noir and the American City by Nicholas Christopher.



Registration Closes On
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 @ 12:00 AM

Schedule Information

Skip dates: (No class on 11/21/2018)

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
10/24/2018 - 12/5/2018 Weekly - Wed 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM Williamsburg, W&M Kaplan Arena  Map Thomas Thompson