The Language and Literature of Films: Film Noir
|TTh 5:30-7 Films: Thurs. 7-10 pm
Kaplan, E.: Women in Film Noir
; Silver & Ursini, eds.: Film Noir Reader 4
; Krutnik, F.: In A Lonely Street
; Telotte, J.: Voices in the Dark
We will examine film noirÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s relationship to Ã¢â‚¬Å“classicalÃ¢â‚¬Â Hollywood cinema, as well as its history, theory and generic markers, while analyzing in detail the major films in this area. The course will also be concerned with the social and cultural background of the 40's, the representation of femininity and masculinity, and the spread of Freudianism.
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