Film Noir - Painting with Light

Film critics have stated that film noir is a genre more devoted to style than substance. If so, then cinematographers no less than directors and screenwriters should be listed among the true auteurs of the noir cycle, with John Alton at the top of the stack. For years Alton struggled to persuade his directors that a cinematographer didn't simply "(P)ump light into a scene. The light has to tell something. There's a meaning, and it establishes a mood." This quarter, we screen five darkly beautiful films shot by John Alton: Border Incident, The Spiritualist, The Black Book, The People Against O'Hara and The Big Combo.

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  • Jan 15, 2019 to Feb 12, 2019
  • 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
  • Session(s): 5; Tuesday
  • Location : On Campus: LB Bldg, Room 1131
    9600 College Way North,Seattle,98103

  • Fee: $79
  • Item #: 7038
  • Winter 2019