TIMECODE: Offbeat: Cult British Cinema

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‘Offbeat: Cult British Cinema’

Julian Upton

Wednesday 27 November 2013, 6pm, Room at the Top, National Media Museum

While critics sing from an over familiar hymn sheet of so-called ‘cult films,’ there remains an epoch of British cinema still awaiting discovery that is every bit as provocative and deserving of attention. In this illustrated talk Julian Upton discusses his new book Offbeat: British Cinema’s Curiosities, Obscurities and Forgotten Gems (Headpress) which is a passionate, irreverent and informative exploration of British cinema’s secret history, from the buoyant leap in film production in the late fifties to the dying embers of popular domestic cinema in the early eighties.

The talk will be followed by a rare screening of Peter Medak’s The Ruling Class (1972) which Julian will introduce.

Details can be found here:

http://www.nationalmediamuseum.org.uk/films/t/therulingclass.aspx

Julian Upton is the author of the Headpress book Fallen Stars (2004) and has written on film for Filmfax, Bright Lights Film and The Big Picture. He is also a blogger on vintage British cinema at Moviemail.com

TIMECODE
a seminar series in media

Run by the Communication Culture and Media research group in the Bradford Media School, School of Computing Informatics and Media (SCIM), this regular seminar series explores the increasingly
important relationship between media, technology, culture and society.  SCIM has a long tradition of operating across artistic and scientific academic disciplines and is expanding its creative portfolio. Hosted by the National Media Museum, and supported by their superb facilities, the series recognises the importance of the National Media Museum as a forum for these critical debates.

All seminars are FREE and begin at 6pm, On Location, National Media Museum, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD1 1NQ. Tel: 0870 70 10 200
http://www.nationalmediamuseum.org.uk/

For more information on the series contact: Mark Goodall
(m.goodall@bradford.ac.uk) Tel +44 (0)1274 236071

http://bms.brad.ac.uk/research/timecode.php

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