The Centre for Film Studies at the University of St Andrews presents Professor Malte Hagener from Philipps-Universität Marburg. Professor Hagener will talk about Split Screens and the 1960s.


"By investigating the split-screen and multi-screen image, the talk will focus on two instances: the aesthetically challenging turn to split-screen in Hollywood between 1966 and 1970 with films such as Grand Prix (US 1966, John Frankenheimer), The Boston Strangler (US 1967, Richard Fleischer), The Thomas Crown Affair (US 1968, Norman Jewison), and Woodstock (US 1970, Michael Wadleigh) and the multi-screen experiments shown at the 1967 world exposition in Quebec’s capital Montréal (known for short as „Expo 67“). I want to propose a broader (expanded) cinema history which is entangled, transnational and intermedial in kind. Such an expanded cinema history encompasses expanded cinema (in Gene Youngblood’s sense), the global history of documentary (through its relations to the Canadian non-fiction tradition), big-budget mainstream filmmaking (thanks to its influence on Hollywood filmmaking) as well as the history of exhibition beyond the traditional movie history (Imax had its origin in Expo 67)."


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