Film Noir

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Culture and Media

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Film Noir

Fall 2018

Taught By: Noah Isenberg

Section: AX

CRN: 7249

Credits: 4

*Film Noir* [Track S & M] The term was first coined in 1946 by a French film critic who, when viewing a few recently imported American films for the first time after World War II ‹The Maltese Falcon, Double Indemnity, Laura, and others‹focused on their similarities, and labeled what he saw as noir, or ³black.² Noir thus became the name for a post-war cycle of morally ambiguous crime films and the pulp novels that frequently inspired them. Yet with the passage of time, it has become ever clearer that noir is not just a matter of stylized low-key lighting, cynical gunplay, femmes fatales and private eyes. This course approaches noir with a critical eye toward its numerous iterations, old and new, and its enduring allure. [Track S & M]

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Culture and Media (LCST)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 21

Enrollment Status: Closed*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 8:01am 2/16/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Friday

Times: 9:00am - 11:40am

Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th

Room: 261

Date Range: 8/31/2018 - 12/14/2018