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A lecturer in film history and criticism, Sheldon's research interests are primarily in American and British cinema, especially large-scale films of the 1950s and 1960s, but he has also been known to enjoy subtitled continental conversation pieces. He is the author of Zulu: With Some Guts Behind It – The Making of the Epic Movie (2005), co-author of Epics, Spectacles and Blockbusters: A Hollywood History (2010) and co-editor of Widescreen Worldwide (2010). A journalist and film reviewer in a former life, he has also recorded DVD audio commentaries, contributed to documentaries on Channel 4 and BBC Four, and has written numerous articles on many aspects of American and British cinema for a wide variety of books and journals. He is currently writing Armchair Cinema: Feature Films on British Television for publication in 2014.


  • All aspects of British and American cinema
  • Films including Zulu, Once Upon a Time in the West
  • Blockbusters and epics  
  • Films on British television

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Dr Sheldon Hall

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