Course Description

The 2018 Summer Film Series "Page to Screen" is hosted by UCR Extension and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Enjoy a summer of outstanding films and discussion as we screen films adapted from books and/or short stories. Films have been chosen for their variety and ideas for discussion. Classes meet on Tuesdays, 1-4 p.m., July 10-24, at the UCR Extension Center.

  • July 10     The Letter (1940) An early foray into Noir, this Best Picture Oscar nominated film stars Bette Davis as a coolly calculating murderer whose victims fall prey to her beguiling charms under a hypnotic Singapore moon.
  • July 17     Born to Kill (1947) Dubbed "The Queen of Noir," Claire Trevor stars as a socialite psychopath who meets her match -- and soul mate -- in murdering drifter Lawrence Tierney in this cult film favorite that astonished critics at the time and still packs a powerful punch today.
  • July 24      Out of the Past (1947) Considered one of the greatest Film Noirs ever made, this mind-boggling masterpiece stars Jane Greer as a glamorous, ruthless Femme Fatale who gets her hooks into drifter Robert Mitchum and tumbles him through exotic adultery in Puerto Vallarta, and icy intrigue in Lake Tahoe. Also staring Kirk Douglas.

You are encouraged to read the books from the reading list prior to each session. There will be a brief review and lecture before viewing, and a discussion after the viewing. Parking is included in the series fee.

Course Outline

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