HUM 454/554 - Fall 2011

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1.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1984 TV Series)
Episode: The Speckled Band (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A young woman asks for Holmes' help when her ill-tempered stepfather moves her into the same room where her sister died under mysterious circumstances. (60 mins.)
 
2.
Murder at the Orient Street Express (2009 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
When Broadway legend Bernadette Fitzgerald is murdered after rehearsing at an historical Asian theatre, her piano accompanist, Amy Ng, bravely seeks out her killer. (8 mins.)
 
3.
The Maltese Falcon (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A private detective takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a gorgeous liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette. (100 mins.)
Director: John Huston
 
4.
The Big Sleep (1946)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Private detective Philip Marlowe is hired by a rich family. Before the complex case is over, he's seen murder, blackmail, and what might be love. (114 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
 
5.
The Long Goodbye (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Detective Philip Marlowe tries to help a friend who is accused of murdering his wife. (112 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
 
6.
Maigret (1991 TV Series)
Episode: Maigret en meublé (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
While staking out a boarding-house where is staying Emile Paulus, a suspect, Detective Archambaud is... (90 mins.)
 
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Wallander (2005 TV Series)
Episode: Mastermind (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Kurt and his men tries to find the connection between a horrible murder taken place in Ystad and the kidnapping of one in the police force daughter. It also seems someone has infiltrated the police and control every move the police make. (90 mins.)
 
8.
Il commissario Montalbano (1999 TV Series)
Episode: La voce del violino (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Dozing off en route to a funeral, Montalbano is awakened when his driver crashes next to a seemingly abandoned villa. He later investigates the property alone, finding a corpse and uncovering the secret lives of many people in Vigata. (95 mins.)
 
9.
Cuentos de Borges (1992 TV Series)
Episode: Death and the Compass (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
 
10.
The Secret in Their Eyes (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A retired legal counselor writes a novel hoping to find closure for one of his past unresolved homicide cases and for his unreciprocated love with his superior - both of which still haunt him decades later. (129 mins.)
 
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Memento (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A man juggles searching for his wife's murderer and keeping his short-term memory loss from being an obstacle. (113 mins.)
 
12.
The Dead Girl (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
The clues to a young woman's death come together as the lives of seemingly unrelated people begin to intersect. (85 mins.)
Director: Karen Moncrieff
 
13.
Zodiac (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
In the late 1960s/early 1970s, a San Francisco cartoonist becomes an amateur detective obsessed with tracking down the Zodiac Killer, an unidentified individual who terrorizes Northern California with a killing spree. (157 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
 
14.
The Murders in the Rue Morgue (1986 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A detective comes out of retirement to help his daughter's fiance prove that he did not commit a series of murders. (100 mins.)
Director: Jeannot Szwarc
 
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Vidocq (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Paris. 1830. In the heart of the town, Vidocq, a famous detective, disappeared as he fights the Alchemist... (98 mins.)
Director: Pitof