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FILM NOIR AND BRAIN FINAL (OUT OF THE PAST ON ABC)
Join Out of the Past team Shannon Clute and Richard Edwards as they review Rififi, directed by Jules Dassin in France, where he'd fled after being blacklisted by Hollywood in 1949. Dassin cobbled together a small budget and a motley crew of B stars to create a heist masterpiece: the tale of a ragtag international band of thieves who use inferior tools but superior know-how to pull off the job of a lifetime.
And there's Einstein's Brain--the final episode in the BBC's History of the Brain, Dr Geoff Bunn's 10 part series is journey through 5000 years of our understanding of this complex organ in our heads. From Neolithic times to the present day, he reveals the contemporary beliefs about what the brain is for and how it fulfils its functions.