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Colin Shindler – (Social & Film History)

  • popular Cambridge tutor at both undergraduate and extra-mural level
  • an academic expert American and British film and cultural history
  • was screenwriter of the movie Buster starring Phil Collins and Julie Walters
  • producer of Lovejoy starring Ian McShane
  • wrote and presented the Archive on Four programme on Sport and the Movies for BBC Radio Four
  • books: Manchester United Ruined My Life (1998), Manchester City Ruined My Life (2013), George Best & 21 Others (2004), National Service (2-12),Hollywood Goes To War (1979), Hollywood in Crisis (1996)
  • play Rumours (2013), about Private Eye and the Macmillan government at the time of the Profumo Affair, was BBC Radio Drama of the Week
  • writer & producer of a 6-part 1989 TV drama Young Charlie Chaplin starring Ian McShane & Twiggy
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“Stimulating, fun & really enjoyable – excellent teacher.”

“An excellent course, expertly conducted and meticulously prepared. The tutor’s presentation and manner encourages positive contributions from a group fully at ease with itself.”

“This was a very interesting course. Presented in a different way from other film courses at which I have attended. The tutor was very knowledgeable and had done a lot of preparation so as to enrich the course with relevant film clips.”

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August 2017


August 29th at 18:30 to September 1st at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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*NEW* Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon dominated the American mid-century and took the world from the culture of WWII to the disaster of an unwinnable war in Vietnam and the scandal of Watergate. From PT109 to All the President's Men and from the Kennedy-Nixon TV debates to the mini series on Jackie O and the latest HBO film on LBJ, this course examines the image of these three Presidents as seen on film and television. Dr Colin Shindler (London www.highamhall.com/colin-shindler) Residential:…

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