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Exploring Film Noir

Exploring Film Noir

Explore the dark world of Film Noir in this upcoming class. These films are best known for their dark moods, neurotic gangsters, ambiguous moralities, and ever-present femme fatale lurking in the shadows. More of a style than a genre, these films responded to post-war fears and anxieties of the returning veterans.This class will primarily focus on the postwar period from 1944 until 1950. We’ll screen some classic films and discuss the major theses and characteristics of these films. This is primarily an introductory class, but we can explore some additional themes in depth.

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