FS 341 - Spanish Film Noir and Social Reality
The objective of this course is to study issues related to Spanish social reality and its evolution throughout the 20th century from the point of view of the noir genre (literature and, primarily, film noir). Since its origin, one of the main characteristics of this genre has been its effort to depict the historical and social context where it occurs. This course is, therefore, structured in two sections including the following: theoretical content, enabling students to learn and identify the main features (stylistic, technical, etc.) of the noir genre as well as its main sub-genres; and applied content, allowing students to approach films and texts to analyze various aspects of Spanish contemporary social reality such as corruption, terrorism, crime, etc.