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1978 Eddie Muller, George Kuchar, Czar of Noir

Eddie Muller, did “a stint in George Kuchar’s notorious narrative filmmaking class” at SFAI in the late 1970s. Muller starred in Kuchar’s class film Symphony for a Sinner. This educational exertion culminated in Muller’s 16mm film Bay City Blues, a tribute to Raymond Chandler that was a 1979 finalist for a Student Academy Award. Muller, host of Turner Classic Movies’ Noir Alley is the author of numerous books and articles on film noir and has been labeled the “Czar of Noir.”

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…And for more on George Kuchar and a link to SFAI alum, Jennifer Kroot’s It Came from Kuchar prowl through Kuchar’s Studio 8 "Prop Closet" at UC’s BAM/PFA’s online exhibition Orbits of Known and Unknown Objects: SFAI Histories, Matrix 277

With permission, SFAA is re-posting the emails Jeff Gunderson Librarian/Archivist Anne Bremer Memorial Library has been sending out since March 2020. Please enjoy this magnificent archive.


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