Posts filed under 'Radio'

September 9th, 2009

Romantic Comedy in Cinema, w/guest Stacey Abbott

How has the cinematic genre of romantic comedy been reflective of the evolution of the courtship process over the years? What do these sorts of movies say about the institution of marriage? And how have they depicted changing gender roles within relationships? We’ll examine a host of iconic romantic comedy films over the past few decades, from Annie Hall to When Harry Met Sally, to more recent films that feature male protagonists, such as Swingers and High Fidelity. My guest is Stacey Abbott, senior lecturer in film and television studies at Roehampton University in London, and the co-editor of the recent book Falling in Love Again: Romantic Comedy in Contemporary Cinema. [Originally broadcast on WLUW’s Under Surveillance in September 2009.]


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July 21st, 2008

Time Travel in Popular Culture, w/guest Molly McAshan

Ever since H.G. Wells’ classic novel The Time Machine was published back in 1895, the concept of time travel has proven to be manna from heaven for pencil-chewing scriptwriters. Besides appealing for our longing for the ability to correct mistakes of the past, time travel is the ultimate “fish out of water” narrative staple that works for comedy, horror, and every genre in between. Cinemaphile and movie blogger Molly McAshan will join me to discuss everything from classics such as Back to the Future and The Terminator to more recent films such as The Butterfly Effect and the newly-relaunched TV series Dr. Who. [Originally broadcast on WLUW’s Under Surveillance in July 2008.]


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Kevin Fullam is a writer and researcher, with extensive experience in fields ranging from sports analytics to politics and cinema.

In addition, he has hosted two long-running radio series on film and culture, and taught mass media at Loyola University.

Episodes of his two shows, Split Reel and Under Surveillance, are archived on the Radio page.