Austria on Film – Paths of Glory

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Austria on Film – Paths of Glory

Austrians have impacted filmmaking in the USA and abroad.  This lecture series will promote an understanding of Austrian culture and the historic relationship between our nations as reflected in the work of Austrian and Austrian-American filmmakers and films set there.  Participants will learn about the way directors and writers have impacted American culture with their contributions to our film industry and how their unique backgrounds influenced their art.

Week 3: Film Noir: The Austrian Influence

Foster Hirsch, film professor at Brooklyn College, is a film historian who specializes in the Hollywood Studio era, 1930s-1960s.  His talk will focus on the major impact of the work of three Austrian directors- Fritz Lang, Billy Wilder, and Otto Preminger- on the evolution of American suspense films of the 1940s and 1950s that have since come to be identified as “film-noir.” Excerpts from such seminal noir dramas as Lang’s Scarlet Street and Woman in the Window , Wilder’s Double Indemnity and Sunset Boulevard, and Preminger’s Laura and Where the Sidewalk Ends will illustrate characteristic themes, characters, dialogue, settings and visual patterns of the noir style.

 

  • Camden County College, Blackwood Campus
    200 College Drive, Gloucester Township, NJ, 08012, United States
  • Tuesday, Feb 19th, 2019 @ 6:30 pm
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    Austrians have impacted filmmaking in the USA and abroad.  This lecture series will promote an understanding of Austrian culture and the historic relationship between our nations as reflected in the work of Austrian and Austrian-American filmmakers and films set there.  Participants will learn about the way directors and writers have impacted American culture with their contributions to our film industry and how their unique backgrounds influenced their art. Week 3: Film Noir: The Austrian Influence Foster Hirsch, film professor at…

    200 College Drive, Gloucester Township, NJ, 08012, United States public