Lecturer in Film & Television Studies at the University of East Anglia
Dr Keith M. Johnston is a Lecturer in Film & Television Studies at the University of East Anglia. He teaches on a range of topics, including film marketing, British cinema history, and new media. His research focuses on the interplay of technology, aesthetics and industry in British film of the 1940s and 1950s, with particular interests around issues of colour, widescreen and 3-D. His research has been published in the Journal of British Cinema and Television, Film History, the Journal of Popular Film and Television, Convergence and Film International. He is the author of Coming Soon: Film Trailers and the Selling of Hollywood Technology (McFarland 2009) and Science Fiction Fillm: A Critical Introduction (Berg 2011)
An ex-resident of Ealing, Dr Johnston has always been fascinated by Ealing Studios and its place within British cinema, both past and present. The 'Great Ealing Studios Film Challenge' blog is an attempt to better understand the films the studio produced, and what they can tell us about that period in British film history.