Positions

Overview

  • Professor Todd Berliner teaches film aesthetics, narration, and style and American film history. He is the author of Hollywood Incoherent: Narration in Seventies Cinema (2010) and Hollywood Aesthetic: Pleasure in American Cinema (2017). Professor Berliner was the founding chair of UNCW’s Film Studies Department and the recipient of two Fulbright Scholar awards, including the Laszlo Orszagh Distinguished Chair in American Studies.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2020-06-01 Hollywood Aesthetic: Pleasure in American Cinema: A Reply to Critics.Projections: The Journal for Movies and Mind.  14:90-101. 2020-06-01
    2020-06-01 Hollywood Aesthetic: PrécisProjections: The Journal for Movies and Mind.  14:48-55. 2020-06-01
    2020-06-01 “Hollywood Aesthetic: Précis” and “Hollywood Aesthetic: Pleasure in American Cinema: A Reply to Critics.”Projections: The Journal for Movies and Mind 14.2.  14:48-55 and 90. 2020-06-01
    2020-05-01 Expect the Expected: Aesthetics of Planting and Payoff.Narrative.  28:174-199. 2020-05-01
    2019-01-01 Expect the Unexpected: Psycho and the Types of Planting and Payoff.Style.  53:105-131. 2019-01-01
    2017-01-01 Legally Independent: The Exhibition of Independent Art Films.Historical Journal of Film, Radio, and Television.  38:54-72. 2017-01-01
    2011-04-01 The Illusion of Continuity: Active Perception and the Classical Editing SystemJournal of Film and Video.  63:44-63. 2011-04-01
    2010-03-01 Killing the Writer: Movie Dialogue Conventions and John CassavetesMaske und Kothurn: Internationale Beiträge zur Theater-, Film- und Medienwissenschaft.  55:19-35. 2010-03-01
    2002-04-01 The Sounds of Silence: Songs In Hollywood Films Since the 1960sStyle.  36:19-35. 2002-04-01
    2001-01-01 The Genre Film as Booby Trap: 1970s Genre Bending and The French ConnectionCinema Journal.  40:25-46. 2001-01-01
    2001-01-01 The Genre Film as Booby Trap: 1970s Genre Bending and The French Connection.Cinema Journal.  40:25-46. 2001-01-01
    2001-01-01 The Pleasures of Disappointment: Sequels and The Godfather, Part II.Journal of Film and Video.  53:107-123. 2001-01-01
    1999-01-01 Hollywood Movie Dialogue and the ‘Real Realism’ of John CassavetesFilm Quarterly.  52:2-16. 1999-01-01
    1999-01-01 Hollywood Movie Dialogue and the ‘Real Realism’ of John Cassavetes.Film Quarterly.  52:2-16. 1999-01-01

    Book

    Year Title Altmetric
    2017-04-01 Hollywood Aesthetic: Pleasure in American Cinema..  Oxford University Press. 2017-04-01
    2011-11-01 Hollywood Incoherent: Narration in Seventies Cinema.  University of Texas Press. 2011-11-01

    Chapter

    Year Title Altmetric
    2023-01-01 Detour (1945).  Routledge. 49-58. 2023-01-01
    2023-01-01 Enjoying Classical Hollywood Storytelling..  Routledge. 29-48. 2023-01-01
    2022-01-01 Aesthetics and ‘Active Discovery’: The Pleasure of Moderate Cognitive Challenge in Mass Art..  Berghahn Books. 15-42.. 2022-01-01
    2012-01-01 Hollywood Storytelling and Aesthetic Pleasure.  Oxford University Press. 2012-01-01
    2012-01-01 Killing the Writer: Movie Dialogue Conventions and John Cassavetes.  Wallflower Press. 2012-01-01
    2009-01-01 The Pleasures of Disappointment: Sequels and The Godfather, Part II..  Wadsworth. 204-11. 2009-01-01
    2008-01-01 Todd Berliner Focuses on the Cinematic Side of Hanoi..  ThingsAsian Press. 102-03. 2008-01-01
    2005-01-01 Visual Absurdity in Raging Bull.  Cambridge University Press. 41-68. 2005-01-01

    Document

    Year Title Altmetric
    2021-04-01 Interview with Paul Schrader.Projections: The Journal for Movies and Mind. 77-87. 2021-04-01
    2009-07-01 John Cassavetes’s DebutFilm International. 61-63. 2009-07-01
    2005-01-01 Rev. of John Cassavetes: Five FilmsFilm International. 58-59. 2005-01-01
    2003-01-01 Rev. of Cassavetes on Cassavetes by Ray Carney.Quarterly Review of Film and Video. 292-95. 2003-01-01

    Presentations

    Research Overview

  • Film aesthetics, style, and storytelling; American film history; Hollywood cinema; American independent cinema; film genres; American films of the 1970s.
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    Teaching Overview

  • Film aesthetics, style, and storytelling; American film history; Hollywood cinema; approaches to film aesthetics.
  • Full Name

  • Todd Mathew Berliner