TCM Makes Summer School Cool w/ Free Film Noir Course

TCM Makes Summer School Cool w/ Free Film Noir CoursePosted on May 18, 2015 by willmckinleyFor a generation of fans old and new, Turner Classic Movies has been like a film school without the student loans. Now, more than two decades after the channel’s launch, you can remove like from that sentence.On June 1, TCM will become an actual educational institution (of sorts) when it launches Into Darkness: Investigating Film Noir, a on-line course presented in conjunction with Indiana’s Ball State University. The nine-week eLearning class will explore “the means, motives, and opportunities that led Hollywood studios to make these hard-boiled crime dramas” and will be taught by Richard L. Edwards, Ph.D., co-author of The Maltese Touch of Evil: Film Noir and Potential Criticism and co-host of the Out of the Past: Investigating Film Noir podcast (with TCM staffer Shannon Clute).And best of all, the course is entirely free – and it’s open to non-TCM subscribers. (TCM promises “free links to online public domain films noir, so anyone can participate fully in this course.”)TCM isn’t fooling around with this thing, either. All those who complete the course requirements – which the network says will take 2-4 hours per week (plus movie viewing, obvs) – will receive a certificate of completion and a carton of Lucky Strikes (I made that last part up, but they should consider it.) Participants will also have access to exclusive “video lessons” and Google Hangouts (live or archived for later viewing) where they can interact with the instructor and other students. There will be a social media component as well, using the

via TCM Makes Summer School Cool w/ Free Film Noir Course.

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