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Wheeler Winston Dixon

Wheeler Winston Dixon

The James Ryan Professor of Film Studies at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Wheeler Winston Dixon is a teacher, filmmaker, and the author of more than thirty books, and over a hundred articles.

He is regularly interviewed by the BBC, CNN, The Christian Science Monitor, The Los Angeles Times, NPR, The PBS Newshour, USA Today and others on digital cinema, film and related topics. He also maintains a blog, Frame by Frame, and a series of more than 70 short educational videos.

Here are some of his most recent books:

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His newest books are Cinema at The Margins (2013), Streaming: Movies, Media and Instant Access (2013); Death of the Moguls: The End of Classical Hollywood
21st Century Hollywood: Movies in the Era of Transformation (2011, co-authored with Gwendolyn Audrey Foster); A History of Horror (2010), and Film Noir and the Cinema of Paranoia (2009).

Dixon’s textbook
A Short History of Film (2008, co-authored with Gwendolyn Audrey Foster) was reprinted six times through 2012. A second, revised edition was published in 2013; the book is a required text in universities throughout the world.

His work has appeared in Film International, Cineaste, Film Criticism, Cinema Journal, Senses of Cinema, Post Script, Literature Film Quarterly, and numerous other publications. His films are in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art. He is the editor (with Gwendolyn Audrey Foster) of the book series New Perspectives on World Cinema  from Anthem Press, London.

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