Robert Storr & Wheeler Winston Dixon
June 20, 2021
Tonight on Inquiry, we welcome ROBERT STORR. He is a teacher, lecturer, curator, critic, and painter. From 1990 till 2002 he worked at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, where he was a curator and later, a senior curator. He is now a Professor of Painting at Yale University. We are talking about the collection of his writings: ROBERT STORR: WRITINGS ON ART 1980-2005.
Our neighborhood cinemas and multiplexes have become home to a steady diet of big-budget films, endless sequels, and movies inspired by commercial comics or even toys. Everything is in CGI. Where are the human-sized films? Where can we find the films of new directors? Tonight on Inquiry we welcome back WHEELER WINSTON DIXON. He is the James Ryan Professor of Film Studies, Coordinator of the Film Studies Program, and Professor of English at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. His new book is a collection of essays about the themes and financing of contemporary cinema: SYNTHETIC CINEMA: THE 21ST-CENTURY MOVIE MACHINE.