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CINEMA & PSYCHE: Masterworks of Noir

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Heist stories are elemental film noir parables. Great noir mythologizes our shadow side through the artful, dramatic interplay between darkness and light. Criminal genius, schemes of instant fortune, the fickle hand of fate, and existential human reckoning are recurrent archetypal heist motifs.

Study, watch, and discuss six masterworks of the genre. Identify core philosophical, psychological, and cultural themes central to classic and modern heist noir. Discover the many ways that film technique conveys metaphor and symbolic material. Develop and practice depth film appreciation skills.

Investigate multiple layers of archetype, myth, and meaning. Explore the film history and production backstory behind remarkable movies. Join a warm and welcoming community of film aficionados having a great time
exploring the beauty, magic, and art of film. Serious fun for movie lovers!

The Asphalt Jungle• Crew of Gifted Specialists Seminal Classic
Rififi• French Art of the Perfect Crime Underworld Thriller
The Killing• Archetypal One Last Job as Existential Parable
Dog Day Afternoon• Seventies Heroic Loser vs The Man Folk Saga
The Spanish Prisoner• Mythic Trickery in a Labyrinth of Language
Sexy Beast• British Midlife Tale of the Unleashed Id Coming to Call

Class Details

6 Sessions
Weekly - Thu

Emeritus Hall

Terry Ebinger 



Registration Closes On
Thursday, July 26, 2018 @ 12:00 AM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
6/21/2018 - 7/26/2018 Weekly - Thu 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM Santa Rosa, Emeritus Hall  Map Terry Ebinger