What is film noir and why are we still fascinated by it? In this course, we'll study six classic film noir movies from 1942 to 1950 that came from the pens of hard-boiled writers such as Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett. We'll analyze and discuss what characterized hard-boiled fiction and how it came to influence film noir, a genre that became one of the most influential movements in film history. Films will include: The Glass Key; The Phantom Lady; The Big Sleep; The Postman Always Rings Twice; Criss Cross; and The Big Clock.
A full course refund will only be provided if you withdraw from a course prior to the course start date. For courses with more than one class, a refund, less a minimum $15 administrative fee may be issued if you withdraw prior to the second class. Depending on your method of payment, a refund will be either mailed to you or credited to your credit card.
Continuing Studies statement on use of educational technology
This course will require the use of Zoom and may use other education technology such as internet-based applications, cloud services, or social media. In order to complete this course you will be required to either consent to the disclosure of your personal information outside of Canada to enable use of these technologies, or work with the Division of Continuing Studies to explore other privacy protective options (such as using an alias or nickname).