Seminar Dates & Times

Thursdays   |   2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. EST


September 17
October 1, 15, 29
December 3, 10


“A kiss is but a kiss”

Six Unforgettable Cinematic Love Stories

Moderated by Professor Joseph Luzzi

These famous lines in Casablanca (“You must remember this, a kiss is but a kiss…”) remind us that the history of cinema is filled with magnificent representations of love of all kinds, from the joyous to the heartbreaking and from the conventional to the bizarre. In this new course, we will consider the question of “love on screen” by looking at some of the greatest films ever made about passion, romance, and magnetic attraction from the black-and-white era to the present and in both the artistic cinema of the auteur tradition and the classic studio filmmaking of Hollywood.

Audio/Video will be used.

Session 1 Notorious, dir. Alfred Hitchcock (USA, 1946)
Session 2 Harold and Maude, dir. Hal Ashby (USA, 1971)
Session 3 Room with a View, dir. Ismail Merchant and James Ivory (USA, 1985)
Session 4 In the Mood for Love, dir. Wong Kar-wai (Hong Kong, 2000)
Session 5 Talk to Her, dir. Pedro Almodóvar (Spain, 2002)
Session 6 Brokeback Mountain, dir. Ang Lee (USA, 2005)

Seminar Cost: $450 (tax-deductible portion $225)