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A Place For Film - Film Noir With Will Scheibel

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Episode 87 - Discussing Film Noir With Will Scheibel

On this week's episode, we're talking with Communication And Culture Grad Student Will Scheibel, who is teaching a class on Film Noir, and how the Noir style exists in many parts of the culture. We talk about a lot of different films in this episode but somehow we all totally forget to mention The Third Man.

First off, though, we cover What Have You Seen Lately, with Jason discussing the Human Centipede films, and Andy discussing 12 Angry Men and Island of Lost Souls.

We then get into our discussion of Film Noir. Will explains his reasoning for the focus of his class, some of the films he's showing, and we get into a wide-ranging discussion of how directors with many different styles did their own take on the Noir genre. We also discuss how the class defines Noir and whether it can be defined at all. It's an in-depth discussion, and we hope you enjoy. Don't forget to check out the video version of the podcast, which this week includes two parts. Let us know what you think of the new format on the videos themselves. Enjoy!

Video - Discussing Film Noir

Video - What Have You Seen Lately

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Movies Mentioned In This Episode:

12 Angry Men

2001: A Space Odyssey


Bel Ami

Blade Runner



Cat People


Cruel Intentions

Dark City


Double Indemnity


Human Centipede

Human Centipede 2

I Confess

Island Of Lost Souls

I Walked With A Zombie

In A Lonely Place

Kansas City

Killer's Kiss

King Kong

Kiss Me Deadly

LA Confidential


Lola Venus

Madagascar 3

Man With The Golden Arm

Mildred Pierce


Mulholland Drive

Murder, My Sweet

Naked City


On Dangerous Ground

Out Of The Past



Raw Deal

Rear Window


Reign Of Terror

Safety Not Guaranteed

Strangers On A Train

Stray Dog

Sweet Smell Of Success

The Avengers

The Bandwagon

The Big Sleep

The Deep Blue Sea

The Harder They Fall

The Informer

The Killing

The Long Goodbye

The Maltese Falcon

The Leopard Man

The Stranger

This Gun For Hire

Touch Of Evil

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