ONLINE EVENT – Zoom Discussion and Q&A on Orson Welles’ THE STRANGER with Prof. Foster Hirsch
THE STRANGER (1945) is an often-overlooked film noir by Orson Welles. It is an explosive subject – a Nazi hiding out in a New England community – handled in a relatively restrained style by Welles, eager to prove that he could make a conventional good movie under budget and on time. He did that – THE STRANGER is a brisk, tense thriller but it is still a film by Orson Welles that contains elements of the director’s baroque style: dramatic and expressive angles and lighting, passages of bravura camera movement, and touches of social satire. The film also makes sly points about politics, mob psychology, and deceptive appearances. And it contains three stellar performances – by Welles as the Nazi in hiding, Loretta Young as his gullible wife, and Edward G. Robinson as a dogged investigator. A rare noir surprise!
INSTRUCTIONS: Click “Buy Tickets” above to sign up for this one-night-only Zoom discussion and Q&A with Prof. Foster Hirsch. Upon completing your order, you will receive an email order confirmation with the Zoom Call info for Tuesday, June 30th at 8:00 PM. Before the talk, on your own time, you can view the film through the rental/streaming service of your preference (where available) for a small fee.
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