Stanford University’s Continuing Studies program is offering a 10-week course in film noir commencing September 25 co-presented by John Billheimer and Eddie Muller:
The Politics, Passions, and Personnel of Film Noir ( Course: FLM 48)
From its origins in the early1940s with such films as The Maltese Falcon, Laura, and Double Indemnity, to its decline in the late 1950s, to its resurgence in such “neo-noir” films as Chinatown and Body Heat, the cycle of American cinema known as film noir has become one of the most influential movements in film history. This course traces the social conditions that gave rise to the cycle, examines its literary, artistic, and philosophical underpinnings, and tracks its critical themes, reception, and cultural influence. Well-known and little-known films in the noir canon will be discussed, and film clips will be used to illustrate the individual contributions of studios, directors, writers, cinematographers, and actors.
You can register on-line.