I spoke at Medfest this week – a celebration of the work of Andy Medhurst on the occasion of his retirement from the University of Sussex. It was a lovely event, where many friends, colleagues and students of Andy’s paid tribute to his important contribution to the fields of Film, Media and Cultural studies. In preparation for my talk I made a series of clips taken from films he discusses in three of his articles that had a particular influence on me personally. Later when I got home I tried turning these into a sort of simple ‘video essay’. It’s not a form I’m very experienced in, and really I only did it to work out how to use the technology. But for what it’s worth, here it is.
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I teach Film Studies at King's College London. I'm gonna be posting mainly about film-going in Britain in the early C20th, drawing on my own research activities. Previously I've written on British Cinema and Middlebrow Culture in the Interwar Years (University of Exeter Press, 2009), The Great War and Popular British Cinema in the 1920s (Palgrave, 2015) and Silent Cinema: Before the Pictures Got Small (Wallflower, 2017) View all posts by Lawrence