Liverpool Film Seminar on Radio Noir

14 March 2012

The next session of the Liverpool Film Seminar takes place on Monday 19 March with a talk by Dr Frank Krutnik (University of Sussex) entitled 'Killer on the Kilocycles: Radio Noir and the Movie Adaptation Series'.

Image of flyer/postcard for Liverpool Film SeminarThe research seminar examines one of the key forms of US radio noir, the popular movie adaptation series of the 1940s and 1950s. It will explore the range of such programs, the institutional negotiations they involved between broadcasters, the film industry and advertisers, and the problems that beset the attempt to translate Hollywood films into an exclusively audio medium, focussing in particular on several adaptations of the 1944 film Laura.

Frank Krutnik is Reader in Film Studies at the University of Sussex and is the author of In a Lonely Street: Film Noir, Genre, Masculinity (1991), Inventing Jerry Lewis (2000) and, with Steve Neale, Popular Film and Television Comedy (1990), as well as numerous articles in critical anthologies and leading screen studies journals. He is currently working on a monograph on radio noir.

The Seminar will take place as follows:
Date: Monday 19 March 2012
Time: 5.30pm
Venue: Room 005, Dean Walters Building, Liverpool John Moores University

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