Film Noir Doc (HUM303/HUM425)

This documentary on film noir takes a rather conservative approach to the topic– it presents fn as a coherent genre with a straightforward development and a few key influences– but it does cover quite a bit of ground. Anyone wishing to write about film noir for a final paper would do well to screen this doc in addition to reading the PDFs by Spicer, Fluck, Gelly, and indeed any number of interesting studies on the topic (Naremore, Krutnik, Copjec, Kaplan, Dimendberg, Christopher, et al– see UCBerkley’s bibliography of secondary sources: http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC/Noirbib.html ).