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University Connected Learning
In this class we will view and discuss films made during the Cold War and films looking back to the events of that time period. Class discussion will interweave content of the films with major issues, events, and public figures of the Cold War. Film clips from movies and Cold War documentaries will be used in class presentations. Class members will be asked to view one or more films prior to class and come prepared for a lively discussion. Some films will be available to Osher members online from the Marriott Library. All the films should be available through public libraries and other online sources, such as iTunes, Amazon Video, Netflix, and Comcast on Demand. The films assigned will be Good Night and Good Luck (2005), Bridge of Spies (2015), The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965), Thirteen Days (2000), Fail-Safe (1965), and Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964). Bonus films that can be viewed and may be discussed in class will include: Trumbo (2015), Breach (2007), Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (2011), Our Man in Havana (1959), The Courier (2021), The Bedford Incident (1965), and On the Beach (1959).