|A vast digital billboard in Ridley Scott's future-noir, Blade Runner.|
I'm very excited to be talking at this year's ITSA Film Festival in Sonora on Saturday November 3, 2012, from 11am-noon at Sonora's historic Opera Hall.
My talk is titled Film Noir: From Murder To Mainstream, and I will be exploring one of my absolute favorite film (and literary) genres, noir, and its influence not only on the noted detective/"pulp" classics such as The Maltese Falcon and The Postman Always Rings Twice (which inspired one of the classic existential novels of the 20th Century, Albert Camus' The Stranger/L'Etranger), but on contemporary mainstream cinema, from the "future noir" of Ridley Scott's groundbreaking science fiction movie Blade Runner to David Lynch's films, such as Mulholland Drive, and dark, intense dramas such as Christopher Nolan's Inception and even the major hit television series, Mad Men.
Please join me at 11am on Saturday November 3 at the historic Sonora Opera Hall, 94 Washington Street, Sonora, CA 95370. For more details, please visit the ITSA Film Festival website or call: 209-962-0342.