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Four Film Noir Classics and the Novels They are Based On

Course Description

We'll discuss and see clips from 4 Classic Film Noir Movies: The Big Sleep - by Raymond Chandler, The Maltese Falcon - by Dashiell Hammet, Double Indemnity - by James Cain, and the The Thin Man - by Dashiell Hammet. Film Noir is largely, but not exclusively, based on hardboiled detective fiction that reached new heights of popularity after World War I. It reflected the cynicism of the times, and recognized many of the frailties of human nature. Often femmes fatale played a central role in entangling the main characters in a web of deceit and betrayal This course seeks to give these classic films and novels a new look when combined with a lively discussion of your observations and experiences. Please try to read the books before we discuss the films in class.

Please note: this course requires membership in Silver Frogs Membership Spring 2019

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Dates:February 11 - March 4, 2019
Meets:M from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM, 4 sessions
Instructor:Dan Calvin
Fee: $0.00Fee Breakdown