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Monday, 24 September 2018, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Museum of London

Gothic London: Recreating the Ancient City on Screen

Professor Ian Christie


The earliest London-made films showed the Victorian city doing everyday business, before its fictional screen image became increasingly shadowy and sinister. Gothic or 'gaslight' visions of London have remained popular with cinema audiences, providing a fictional and often eerie counterpoint to the growth of the modern city.

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Professor Christie is Visiting Professor in the History of Film and Media at Gresham College. He is a renowned British film scholar and currently Professor of Film and Media History at Birkbeck, University of London.

Current Visiting Professor of Media

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