21 Apr 2015 4:00 pm
21 Apr 2015 5:00 pm
4.00pm to 5.00pm Dechaineux Lecture Theatre, Tasmanian College of the Arts, Hunter Street, Hobart
Murray Pomerance: 'A Taste of Steven Spielberg'
Murray Pomerance is a Professor in the Department of Sociology at Ryerson University. His work
focuses substantially on Hollywood and society, especially screen performance. His books
include Marnie (BFI, London), The Eyes Have It: Cinema and the Reality Effect (Rutgers UP,
2013), Alfred Hitchcock's America (Polity, 2013), Michelangelo Red Antonioni Blue: Eight Reflections
on Cinema (California UP, 2011), The Horse Who Drank the Sky: Film Experience Beyond Narrative
and Theory (Rutgers UP, 2008), Johnny Depp Starts Here (Rutgers UP, 2005), and numerous edited
collections, including Enfant Terrible! Jerry Lewis in American Film (New York UP, 2002) and Cinema
and Modernity (Rutgers UP, 2006). He is the editor of the "Horizons of Cinema" series at State
University of New York Press, the "Techniques of the Moving Image" series at Rutgers University
Press, and co-editor of the Screen Decades and Star Decades series at Rutgers UP.
In this special TCotA Arts Forum Murray Pomerance reflects on what we learn about cinema, about
our broader experience, about our culture, and about organised life together if we pay close
attention to the ways in which eating and food are treated in the filmmaking of Steven
Spielberg. The presentation will offer an approach to this vital question.