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Lighting the Wrigley Building in Film Noir

Learn about low-key lighting, film noir, and the history of Chicago's Wrigley Building

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The Wrigley Building has been a landmark and symbol of Chicago for nearly a century, appearing in numerous movies and TV series. Indeed, one shot of the Wrigley Building is enough to inform filmgoers that a movie takes place in Chicago.

In this live mini course, take a closer look at Hollywood's history with the Wrigley Building by focusing on films noirs from the 1940s and 1950s. You'll also learn the ins and outs of low-key lighting.

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