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Program name: Film Noir - The Dark Underbelly of Hollywood:
Program category: History
Media- Film
Visual Arts- Other
Program length: 90 minutes
Audience level: Adult
Audience size: unlimited
Program description: In the years following WWII, many filmmakers began making movies that represented the seedier and uglier realities of life. Gone was the cinema of wine and roses, and in its place rose an imagery of dark alleys, mysterious shadows and hidden motives. This type of cinema, which actually has its roots deep in German Expressionism, is exemplified by the use of black and white film and stark lighting. And at the center of the visuals is the overall message that life is NOT what it seems, and the outcome can be dire and drastic. We will immerse ourselves in a world of chiaroscuro, and when we emerge we'll have a greater understanding of the importance of film noir and its effects upon current cinematic output. See clips from such classics as Double Indemnity (1944), Laura (1944), Nightmare Alley (1947), Touch of Evil (1958), and many, many more.
Space/special requirements: DVD projection system required
Travel restrictions: None
Program fee: $101- $200
Is this fee negotiable? No
Mileage included? Yes
Notes about the fee:
Other notes:
Regions this program
can be performed in:
Long Island
Program last updated: 05/31/2019
Performer Information (see all of this performer's programs)
Performer name: Keith Crocker
Phone: 516-377-0011
Mailing address: 1540 Wales Ave.
North Baldwin, NY 11510
E-mail address:
Previous appearances at: Oceanside Public Library, Port Washington Public Library , East Meadow Public Library , Merrick Public Library , Elmont Public Library
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Performer information last updated: 05/31/2019


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