Hollywood Noir: Femme fatales to smiling psychopaths

Hollywood Noir: Femme fatales to smiling psychopaths
 
  6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
 Free

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This is an online video event, please check the organiser for details about how to watch.

Explore the world of film noir through its stars with acclaimed documentary film maker Steven C. Smith

Join us as documentarian / author Steven C. Smith explores the making of the classic movies in the genre of noir during its golden age of the 1930s and ‘40s. Each of these is a standalone event that can be attended without signing up for the others.

A gorgeous mystery woman who may be a victim or a killer. A cackling sociopath who pushes a wheelchair-bound woman to her death down a flight of stairs. During its prime of the 1940s and ‘50s, film noir gave us many of the movies’ most seductive and chilling moments. We'll investigate the lives and careers of three actors—Gene Tierney, Richard Widmark and Ida Lupino—who came to embody Hollywood Noir, in unforgettable tales of beauty, bent morality, and bloodstains.

Book also for Hollywood Noir: Murder for Sale. James M. Cain and Raymond Chandler on Monday 9th August and Hollywood Noir: San Francisco Noir on Monday 16th August

Steven C. Smith is an award-winning biographer and four-time Emmy-nominated producer. His work includes documentaries on several noir classics and their stars. These include A&E Biography profiles of Gene Tierney and Richard Widmark, and documentaries on the making of Road House, Trapped, Too Late for Tears, The Prowler, and Inferno. He is the author of biographies of two composers who worked extensively in the genre: Music by Max Steiner: The Epic Life of Hollywood’s Most Influential Composer, and A Heart at Fire’s Center: The Life and Music of Bernard Herrmann

(Photo of Steven C Smith by Mark A. Vieira)

Please note this is going to be a Zoom webinar. You will not be invited to join with your cameras or audio, but can post your questions through the Q&A.

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  6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
 Free

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2021-08-02 18:30 2021-08-02 18:30 Europe/London Hollywood Noir: Femme fatales to smiling psychopaths Explore the world of film noir through its stars with acclaimed documentary film maker Steven C. Smith https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2021/08/02/hollywood-noir-femme-fatales-to-smiling-psychopaths-270890 ,,,

This is an online video event, please check the organiser for details about how to watch.

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