HULL: CITY OF CINEMATIC CULTURE
Hull’s contribution to the British film industry has been immense and extraordinary. It is the birthplace of some of the most historically significant figures of the British cinema: for example, the impressario, J.Arthur Rank (arguably the most important British movie mogul of the first half of the last century), the directors Ralph and Gerald Thomas (makers of two of the most popular comedy series- respectively, the Doctor and Carry On films- ever made in the UK), and revered film actors such as Ian Carmichael and Tom Courtenay. More recent international film successes such as Brassed Off, The English Patient, and The Queen are also films with strong Hull connections.
In this lecture, Professor Sinyard will explore the breadth and depth of Hull’s exceptional cinematic heritage. He will also argue passionately that recognition and expansion of this heritage and these connections are vital to the development of Hull’s cultural identity.
Neil Sinyard is Emeritus Professor of Film Studies at Hull University. A native of Hull and a student and lecturer at his local University, he was Founder and first Head of the Department of Film Studies at Hull. He has published 25 books on the cinema and is co-editor of a long-running series of monographs on British Film Makers for Manchester University Press.
|Start:||March 6, 2014 – 6:00 pm|
|End:||March 6, 2014 – 8:00 pm|
|Venue:||Allam Lecture Theatre, Cottingham Road, University of Hull, Hull, United Kingdom, HU6 7RX|
|Cost:||Free Admission – All Welcome!|