A visit to Islington Studios (later bought by Gainsborough Pictures) on Poole Street in the London district of Islington, where many great British pictures such as The Lady Vanishes (1938, directed by Alfred Hitchcock) and The Wicked Lady (1945, directed by Leslie Arliss) were shot.
Dr. Christopher Weedman is an Assistant Professor of Film Studies in the Department of English at Middle Tennessee State University. His research and teaching interests include British, American, and European film history and criticism with an emphasis on British cinema of the 1960s.
His articles and reviews have been published in film journals such as Film International, Journal of Cinema and Media Studies, Quarterly Review of Film and Video, and Senses of Cinema. In 2015, he contributed a book chapter on the transnational films of director Joseph Losey to the edited collection Fifty Hollywood Directors (Routledge, edited by Yvonne Tasker and Suzanne Leonard).
His most recent publication is an article exploring gothic horror and film noir influence on Joseph Losey and Harold Pinter's 1963 British film The Servant, which was published in Journal of Cinema and Media Studies in Spring 2019.
CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS
His current research project is a book on the feminist films of Golden Globe-nominated, British actress Anne Heywood. In collaboration with independent producer Raymond Stross, Heywood starred in a series of groundbreaking British and American social melodramas in the 1960s and 1970s that were among the first to sensitively explore such important gender and sexual identity issues as lesbianism and bisexuality (The Fox), transgenderism (I Want What I Want), and physical and psychological abuse (The Very Edge, 90 Degrees in the Shade, and Good Luck, Miss Wyckoff). The project is under advance contract to University Press of Mississippi.
An interview that Dr. Weedman conducted with Anne Heywood was published in the mass-market film magazine Cinema Retro (January 2017).
During his fifteen years of teaching at institutions such as Middle Tennessee State University, the Georgia Institute of Technology, and Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Weedman has taught special topic courses on British New Wave Films of the 1950s and 1960s, Global Filmmakers in Hollywood, Global Hitchcock: World Cinema in the Tradition of Alfred Hitchcock, and Women in British Films. He has also taught survey courses on Film Genre, Film History, Film Production Theory, and Literature and Film.
Feel free to e-mail Dr. Weedman if you have any questions. You may also contact him through the following online form.