The Cinematologists Podcast Episode 38: Robocop (Verhoeven, 1987)

robocopFor the last two years my colleague at Falmouth University’s School of Film & Television Dr Neil Fox and Brighton University Principal Lecturer Dr Dario Llinares have been hosting a fortnightly podcast, with all of the episodes collated here http://www.cinematologists.com.

Regularly in the iTunes Top 20 for Cinema, I’ve chipped in a few times in the on stage discussion. For the first screening of 2017, Neil chose Robocop. We scope about the prescience of the film, what it is to be human and a corrupting corporate takeover of the machinations of state which appears to have reached its endpoint with the election of one Donald J. Trump. Robocop (Verhoeven, 1987). The screening was a lot of fun. Click the link below to listen:

Episode 38: Robocop

About Kingsley Marshall

Kingsley Marshall is Head of Film at the CILECT accredited School of Film & Television based within Falmouth University in the UK. The subject area consists of 28 staff working with 300 undergraduates studying the Skillset accredited BA (Hons) Film degree, supplemented by a postgraduate community studying from MA level through to PhD. Kingsley’s research and practice primarily orientates around the use of sound (including music and effects) in cinema and television, and the production of short and micro-budget feature films, executive producing Wilderness (Doherty, 2017) which won 11 awards at 16 international film festivals since making its premiere at Cinequest in 2017, and producing Project 18 (Mackfall, 2018), currently in post-production. For over twenty years he has worked as a journalist, interviewing filmmakers, musicians, and designers for over 30 publications and broadcasters worldwide, written album sleeve notes and biographies for over 100 artists, and contributed to anthologies on hip hop and soul. He can be found on Twitter as @kingsleydc