F403 Spring 2019 Film Noir
Mondays, 1:40–3:40, Mar. 25–May 13
Instructor: Barry Strauch
A brief history of film noir from its beginnings in German Expressionist cinema and US pulp fiction of the 1930s to post-World War II films to contemporary films will be presented. The class will view selected films that highlight themes of the genre with brief lectures preceding each class.
Barry Strauch retired from the National Transportation Safety Board after 33 years of service as an investigator. He received a PhD in educational psychology from Penn State and has taught psychology and human factors psychology at various US universities and for foreign governments. He has taken several undergraduate cinema classes, both online and at New York University and George Mason University.