Barry Langford – Sex, Violence, Art: Framing the new American Cinema

Event Date: 16 March 2015

Picture Gallery

Royal Holloway University of London
Egham, Surrey
TW20 0EX

Inaugural Lecture

Professor Barry Langford (RHUL) – Sex, Violence, Art: Framing the new American Cinema

In 1967 Time Magazine hailed the birth of a “New American Cinema”. This lecture will examine how a multi-faceted US film culture, emerging during the 1960s, contributed to and helped shape that cinema’s distinctive sensibility: formal ambition and innovation, challenging and topical content, and a reinvigorated awareness of film’s artistic and social significance or as Time summarised it, “Sex, Violence, Art”.

Introduction by Professor Katie Normington (RHUL):

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Vote of Thanks by Professor Bob Eaglestone (RHUL):

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