Wednesday, November 17 @ 6:00pm EST:
The French word noir means “black,” used by post-World War II French film critics to describe a burgeoning genre of (mostly) American films, all shot in high-contrast black-and-white, that dealt with a dark and unstable universe of crime, brutality, femmes fatale, existential despair, and the ultimately doomed struggle to escape one’s tragic past and/or future fate.
That description of film noir could also be applied to most episodes of the legendary black and white American television anthology series The Twilight Zone (1959-64), since series creator and chief writer Rod Serling described his conceptual creation in similar words (that could equally define film noir) as “…the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge.”
In this new, free webinar, I’ll take you through a trenchant tour of Twilight Zone Noir: video clips and interstitial still images from a baker’s dozen of classic Twilight Zone episodes that deal with the very noirish themes of isolation, death, paranoia, identity and the nature of dreams versus reality.
You’ll see those classic Twilight Zone episodes through a film noir lens that will make you see them as if for the first time!
ZOOM MEETING: https://bit.ly/3wt1oQJ
MEETING ID: 881 2118 0965