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C-AI 050 FILM NOIR II: RETURN TO THE DARK-SIDE • 0 Cr.

Department

All of the Arts

Description:

A follow-up to last year's Introduction to Film Noir, this class will continue our exploration of femme fatales, flawed heroes, shadowy pasts, rain-soaked streets, crimes gone wrong, and labyrinth-like cities in films from the 1940s and 1950s. Viewing cult classics like "Gun Crazy" and "Pick Up on South Street", we will explore noir as reflection of post-WWII America and discuss common motifs, recurring themes, and the rogue's gallery of noir characters. There is no prerequisite for this class. For those who took last year's class, this is an opportunity to look deeper into the noir universe. For those new to noir, the class will serve as a good introduction to noir's stylish and perverse world. Washington State clock hours offered.