I am professor of Film and Media History at Birkbeck College, and study the development of cinema.

I am a film historian, curator, broadcaster and consultant. I have written books on early film, Powell and Pressburger, Russian cinema and Scorsese. My current research interests include optical media, the impact of film in the digital era, and the potential of psychology and cognitive neuroscience to explain what we experience on screen.

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Dr. Zhivago

Robert Paul and the Origins of British Cinema