Richard McCulloch
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Richard is an Associate Tutor and Doctoral Researcher in the School of Film and Television Studies, University of East Anglia. His PhD thesis looks at the critical reception of Pixar Animation Studios, with a particular focus on shifts in critical consensus, branding, and taste cultures. More generally, his research interests include audience and reception studies, comedy, and adaptation.

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The Loathing of Ron Burgundy: Anchorman and Consensus

0 Comments | Posted 2 April 2012 | (00:00)

On Wednesday evening, Will Ferrell - in character as fictional news anchor Ron Burgundy - announced that Paramount has officially greenlit a sequel to his much-loved 2004 comedy Anchorman. Ferrell broke the news during a brief appearance on US talk show Conan, leaving the stage to rapturous applause from the...

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Wiseau Serious? How Audiences Transform 'The Room' From a Romantic Drama Into an Unintentional Comedy Sensation

4 Comments | Posted 15 February 2012 | (23:00)


Last weekend, more than 3,000 people flocked to see a film that has frequently been described as one of the worst ever made.

Directed, produced, written by and starring the enigmatic Tommy Wiseau, The Room tells the story of a San Franciscan banker...

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