About Dr Richard Smith

Dr Richard Smith’s principle area of research interest is the temporality and form of the cinematic image, the place of technology and thought in generic and formal change and the range of theories useful for considering these aspects of cinema. Within this principle area of research he engages with structuralist and poststructuralist accounts of meaning and its production, materialist and idealist accounts of cinematic technology, Bergsonian and Deleuzian concepts of time and evolution, phenomenological accounts of cinematic subjectivity. Dr Smith is also interested in post Cold-War American and Hollywood cinema, particularly action-suspense genres such as the hi-jack, the heist, and the escape. He finds these genres useful for thinking about the movements, procedures, and operations of capitalised and urbanised milieux.

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