Monday Noir

 


Monday Noir

Mondays 7.00 PM

24. Sept-26. Nov. 2001

Media Theater 110

UCSC Campus

Free and Open to the Public

Sponsored by the Literature
Department
and 


Another
Scene


http://www.anotherscene.com/

Curated by

Earl
Jackson, Jr.


talkingcure2000@aol.com

     Freud was fond of quoting the
French neurologist Charcot who said, „Theory is fine, but that doesn’t
stop things from existing.“ Film noir twists this principle: as
a genre, the fact that
it doesn’t exist
hasn’t stopped film scholars from theorizing about
it. The great thing about fantasy (either individual or group) is that
it allows us to have our cake and eat it too. The fantasmatic theorizing
of film noir
is one of the atmsophere’s through which this non-existent
genre thrives. Thanks to which we can spend Monday nights revelling in
some of the masterworks of the genre that never was, but has always already
been what will have been since that fateful Paris summer of 1945 when five
Hollywood films hit the screens and caused a misrecognition seen around
the world.


 

 


Schedule of Screenings
 Monday Noir
Mondays  Media Theater M110  7.00 PM
Screenings Episode of Les Vampires 7.00
Feature Film 7.30 [approximately]
The first lady of French cinema, Alice
Guy
(1873-1968) directed 235 films during her career. She was the head
of production for Gaumont Studios from 1896-1907, when she was replaced
by Louis
Feuillade
(1873-1925), who had been a script-writer since 1905. Feuillade
made over 800 films at lightning speed. He is most remembered for his crime
serials Fantomas (1913-1914); Les Vampires (1914-1915); and
Judex
(1916).
Fantomas is based on the pulp-thrillers of Pierre Souvestre
and Marcel Allain, about the omnipresent yet absolutely mysterious master-criminal,
Fantomas.
This series and the figure of Fantomas became a focal point for the avant-garde
artists of the 1920s and 1930s including René Magritte (pictured
opposite). Later the Argentinian novelist Julio Cortazar would resurrect
Fantomas in an amazing novel, Fantomas
contra los vampiros multinacionales
.


Click THIS
for the full Text.
We will be screening one episode a week of Feuillade’s
next series, and in many ways more aesthetically mature, Les Vampires.
This details the evil-but-immensely-compelling-doings of Les Vampires,
a group of master jewel thieves, who change Master-Vampire leaders faster
(and more often) than Isabella Rosellini changes facial expressions in
Blue
Velvet
(and Master Vampires far out number said expressions in their
respective repetoires too). Among the attractions in this world of mutual
surveillance, multiple disguises, secret  passage ways, poison rings,
poison pens, exploding hat boxes, portable canons, and hypnotic spells,
is the at-times black-body-suit-clad songstress/mass murderer, Irma Vep,
played by actress/director/writer/producer Musidora
(Jeanne Roques [1889-1957]). Interest in this series was strangely reignited
in 1995 when the luckiest director in the world, Olivier Assayes persuaded
Maggie
Cheung Man-Yuk
to show us how elegantly and beautifully she could waste
her time playing herself in a film about a failed attempt to remake Les
Vampires
with her in the Musidora role.1
9/24

Les Vampires (Louis Feuillade 1914) Episode 1

Detour 

(Edgar
G. Ulmer
1945)
10/1

Les Vampires (Louis Feuillade 1914) Episode 2

The
Third Man


(Carol
Reed
1949)For Trailer click title
10/8

Les Vampires (Louis Feuillade 1914) Episode 3

Raw Deal

(Anthony
Mann
1948)
10/15

Les Vampires (Louis Feuillade 1914) Episode 4

 Out of the Past

(Jacques
Tourneur
1948)
10/22

Les Vampires (Louis Feuillade 1914) Episode 5

They Won’t Believe Me

(Irving
Pichel
1949)
10/29 

Les Vampires (Louis Feuillade 1914) Episode 6

Wages of Fear

Henri-Georges
Clouzot



11/5

Les Vampires (Louis Feuillade 1914) Episode 7

T-Men

(Anthony
Mann
, 1947)
11/12

Mystery Holiday
11/15 Thurs ****** Special
Night!!

The
Big Combo


(Joseph
H. Lewis
1954)
11/19

Les Vampires (Louis Feuillade 1914) Episode 8

Blue
Velvet


(David
Lynch
1986)


Click the title for the trailor.
11/26

Les Vampires (Louis Feuillade 1914) Episode 9

Kiss
Me, Deadly


(Robert
Aldrich
1955)


For The
Great Whatsit
, Click THIS.


On The
Ending of Kiss Me, Deadly
.
For Two Way Spectacles Click THIS… For The Film Series‘ of Winter 2002 Please Visit These Sites:

Moving
Hieroglyphs


Rorschach
Test Patterns


Earl
Jackson, Jr.


talkingcure2000@aol.com

http://www.anotherscene.com