Course Description

This class will only be offered on Zoom.

Study and appreciation of selected films from the 1940s through present time, whose grandeur derives from being shot in black and white. We will discuss and view clips from films from the black-and-white era that are distinctive because of the monochromatic format, and films intentionally shot in black-and- white during the present era of color photography. We will discuss the cinematographers and directors, plots, the critics, the public's reception, and what the black and white format contributes to the uniqueness of the film. The majority of the films featured will be dramas with some comedies.


Instructor: Rich Hirsch
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