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|COM 330 - Film Noir- The Dark Side of American Cinema|
Course Description:This course will trace the development of the noir -- bleak and expressionistic world view that dominated the films of the `40s and `50s, and that has continued to influence contemporary filmmaking. We will explore the narrative and cinematic types that define the genre, the literary antecedents such as the work of Hammett, Chandler, and Highsmith, and view representative films including: The Big Sleep, Touch of Evil, Cat People, The Long Good-bye, Chinatown, and other classics. Through class discussion and research, students will explore the cultural and societal influences that influenced noir writers, directors, and cinematographers.
Course Rotation: PLV: Fall - Even years.