You are using an out-of-date browser. This site requires a modern browser in order for you to browse securely. Please update your browser here.

COURSE: Watching the Detectives

Studio - Friday 9 Jun 2017, 13:30
Wk 3

We take a fresh look at Crime Thrillers, Film Noir, Heist movies, Courtroom dramas, Mob films and even Crime comedy - to thrill and excite you!

In the first session, Simon Brett, crime writer, recipient of the Crime Writer’s highest award The Diamond Dagger and an OBE ‘for services to literature’, talks about the relationship between crime and the movies. Simon Brett’s hundredth book will be published in September 2017.

His thriller, A Shock to the System, was made into a feature film starring Michael Caine. Simon’s session will be illustrated by clips from that film and others which tread the tricky path between crime and comedy.

In the next two sessions, Rosemary Coxon (Cinema’s Education Officer) looks at a range of movies from the early 20th century onwards which perfectly illustrate crime and transgression. For instance, the Gangster genre showed how criminal networks operate inside their own fiercely moral code, while Film Noir found that criminality resides in cynicism, obsession and desperation.

The big screen loves these guys and you will too! See you at the cinema!

Tickets £14 for three sessions – or £6 each

3 Part Course: 26 May, 2&9 Jun 13:30 – 15:30 (Studio)

Already Started