Richard McCulloch
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Richard is Lecturer in Film and Cultural Studies at the University of Huddersfield, UK. His research looks at media audiences and reception, with a particular emphasis on questions of popularity and cultural value.

He is co-director of the World Star Wars Project -- a five-year study of Star Wars in the Disney era (2012-2019) -- and co-editor (with William Proctor) of The Scandinavian Invasion: The Nordic Noir Phenomenon and Beyond (Peter Lang, 2016).

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Star Wars May Be 'Awakening', but Have YOU Felt It?

(0) Comments | Posted 14 December 2015 | (11:58)

Are you excited about Star Wars: The Force Awakens? Annoyed? Or even utterly indifferent? This research study wants to hear YOUR views.


A Star Wars fan at Disney's D23 Expo, Anaheim, August 2015

'There has been an awakening. Have...

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The Loathing of Ron Burgundy: Anchorman and Consensus

(26) Comments | Posted 2 April 2012 | (01:00)

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 16 February 2012 | (00:00)


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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