LSM’s Andrew Elliott on his book ‘The Return Of The Epic Film’

The Return Of The Epic Film Genre, Aesthetics and History in the 21st Century_Andrew-Elliott_onAmazon

On Amazon by Edinburgh University Press, 2014

Many congrats to Dr. Andrew Elliott, Senior Lecturer at the University of Lincoln School of Media, on his latest book ‘The Return Of The Epic Film: Genre, Aesthetics and History in the 21st Century’ (Edinburgh University Press, 2014). Andrew’s edited a collection of essays by those in the film and history fields. 

He’s done an interview with The Economist and said “it’s great having to explain research this way. It was fun!” He talked about the epic film from its heyday to the part CGI (Computer Generated Imagery) has played in the genre’s comeback. Here is an extract: 

“What would you say are the key elements that make a film an “epic”, rather than, say, an adventure movie?  There are as many definitions of epic as there are film critics to come up with them, so I hesitate to try to offer a complete definition of my own. However, I think what most people understand by the term today is not only a historical setting (though for me that is important), but something to do with size and expense, as well as the scope of the narrative settings and the size of the cast. Continue reading

Research Project led by LSM Andrew Elliott with Lincoln Cathedral

A collaborative project called ‘Crowd-Curated History’ will preserve community memories of Lincoln Cathedral and it will be led by Lincoln School of Media’s Senior Lecturer Dr. Andrew Elliott.  Marie Daniels from the University of Lincoln’s Press Officer shared the story.

Lincoln Cathedral_fromUniPOA project involving researchers at the University of Lincoln and the team at Lincoln Cathedral will see members of the public using a new Smartphone application to preserve and share their memories of events associated with local historic sites.  The Crowd-Curated History project, being led by academics from Media, Computer Science and History subject areas at the University of Lincoln, UK, will enable visitors to Lincoln Cathedral, and other local historic sites, to contribute their stories to the body of knowledge about exhibits, objects and places. Continue reading