Exploring Boundaries in Film and Television

Steven F Roberts (Speaker)

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference


Presented Paper: "'A Series of VistaVision Lantern Slides'? Shooting To Catch a Thief (1955) on Location and in Widescreen" Paper abstract: Examines studio documents related to location work in Alfred Hitchcock's first widescreen film, To Catch a Thief (1955), and how the large-film format 'VistaVision' influenced the film's production. It complicates the argument that VistaVision's optical advantages stemmed purely from technological processes by illuminating ancillary production practices related to on-location cinematography. The conference: This postgraduate conference examined emergent trends within cinema and television on the theme of boundaries – from diverse historical periods, production contexts and research methodologies – to encourage discussion on the term’s uses within cinema and television discourses. The conference aimed to interrogate boundaries both within the texts themselves (such as genre, form, and geography) and also their production contexts (e.g. transnational co-productions or technological innovation).
Period14 Jun 2017
Event typeConference
LocationLeicester, United Kingdom