Credits: 3 credits
FILM 4050 examines the evolution of this often celebrated, but also contested body of films. The Film Noir canon has been defined by its highly visual style. Film historian Andrew Spicer (2002) comments: Film Noir designates a cycle of films that share a similar iconography, visual style (and) narrative strategies...their iconography or repeated visual patterning consists of images of the dark, night-time city, and streets damp with rain. The films are dominated thematically by existential and Freudian images of weak and hesitant males and predatory femmes fatales.
Prerequisite: Completed 45 credits (any discipline)
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