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Controversial Films?


  • This assignment should access the core elements that make up the genre noir and apply those to what really makes a film a “noir”.
  • Pick two of the most controversial/challenged film in the noir community. Divide the class in two giving each half their own film. It is now that groups job to make the most logical and supportive case for why that film should truly be considered a noir or not. Each group should feel free to present this information to the class in any way they pursue. 
  • Grading will be based on how well the group provides evidence for why or why not the film should be considered noir. This should heavily include elements that are established in noir but can consist of outside views as well.

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