Film Classes

I’ve been teaching adult education film classes at Facets Film School for several years. It’s a great opportunity for me to share my love of classic films. There’s something for everyone at Facets. Check out their Web site and see if there’s a class for you!

New Film Class in 2013 at Facets

DANA ANDREWS: HOLLYWOOD ENIGMA

Wednesdays, March 20-April 24, 7-10 pm
 
Joan Crawford and Dana Andrews in
Daisy Kenyon
Dana Andrews (1909-1992) was one of Hollywood’s most popular movie stars during its golden age. He worked with many legendary, accomplished directors including John Ford, Lewis Milestone, Otto Preminger, Fritz Lang, and William Wyler to name just a few. Andrews’s career is a true American rags-to-riches story as he was the third of 13 children born to a Baptist minister and his wife, yet rose to become a movie star. His minimalist acting style personified ‘the male’ mask of the 1940s, in such classic films as Laura, Fallen Angel, and Where the Sidewalk Ends, in which he played the ‘masculine ideal of sang froid impassivity. These singular films, all directed by Preminger, recognized this distinguishing characteristic of Andrews’s acting ability and perhaps exploited it best. Although Andrews fulfilled his dreams, he did not live the typical celebrity lifestyle. A family man at heart, Andrews avoided the limelight that many of his contemporaries fully embraced. A complicated man, he had a problem with alcohol for most of his adult life, but despite his personal conflicts, he was admired and well liked by his colleagues, leaving us with an extraordinary body of work that will be studied for generations to come.

To register for this film class, click here.
 
FILMS SCREENED AND DISCUSSED:
 
Laura (Otto Preminger, 1944)
Fallen Angel (Otto Preminger, 1945)
A Walk in The Sun (Lewis Milestone, 1945)
Canyon Passage (Jacques Tourneur, 1946)
Boomerang!(Elia Kazan, 1947)
Daisy Kenyon (Otto Preminger, 1947)


Following is a list of courses I’ve taught at Facets.





Previous Classes
Elegant and Madcap: The Incredible Versatility of Irene Dunne
Down To Earth Sophistication: Claudette Colbert in Hollywood
Carole Lombard: The Divine Screwball
The Screwball Comedy and The Feminine Mystique


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