I knew that the fringe benefit of taking this course would be to discover films I'd never heard of. (If nothing else in life, I like to consider myself on an expert on the obscure).
On that note, I am pleasantly surprised by both STRANGER ON THE THIRD FLOOR and WOMAN ON THE RUN.
As we have been instructed, I have been watching for direct links to German Expressionism. Stranger most certainly has that in the dream sequences that almost blindsided me as a viewer. (Without giving anything away, the sequence is particularly nightmarish and seems absolutely timeless).
Woman on the Run is, quite simply, a solid little movie. The obvious lesson is how the location of San Fransisco is used to create a noir-ish atmosphere. What else is there to recommend it? The story is constructed in a propulsive manner, and there is absolutely no wasted time. Beyond that, I loved the last ten or fifteen minutes that were set on the boardwalk. They had a very eerie Carnival of Souls feeling to them.
Any other fans of these two movies?