“Forgotten Hollywood”- On-Line Film Noir Course Offered…

Posted on May 18, 2015 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

   Ball State University will be offering an on-line course in conjunction with TCM’s Summer of Darkness beginning in June. They invite movie fans from around the world to join us for a flexible, multimedia investigation and celebration of film noir.


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   In this nine-week course, they will go back in film history to investigate the The Case of Film Noir—the means, motives, and opportunities that led Hollywood studios to make these hard-boiled crime dramas, arguably their greatest contribution to American culture. This course will run concurrently with the Turner Classic Movies  programming event, airing 24 hours of films noir every Friday in June and July 2015. This is the deepest catalog of film noir ever presented by the network (and perhaps any network), and provides an unprecedented opportunity for those interested in learning more to watch over 100 classic movies.

   Both the course and the associated films will enrich your understanding of the film noir phenomenon—from the earliest noir precursors to recent experiments in neo-noir. You will be able to share thoughts online and test your movie knowledge with a worldwide community of film noir students and fans.

Course Outcomes

Students will

  • gain a deeper appreciation of classic Hollywood movies
  • be able to identify the characteristics of a film noir
  • able to explain the origins and history of film noir
  • be able to perform close analyses of films noir

Topics include

  • What is Film Noir?
  • Film Noir and Its Influences
  • Film Noir in the Studio System
  • Film Noir Themes and Characters
  • Film Noir in the Postwar Period

   Sign up now for this free, flexible course from Ball State University, taught by film noir expert Richard Edwards. You may join the course as late as July 19th. Here is a link to enroll:


Until next time>                               “never forget”

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