Subjects: Film Studies, Critical Aesthetics
Rodney F. Hill, Assistant Professor of Film Studies at Hofstra University, holds a Ph.D. from the University of Kansas and an M.A. from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. He teaches various undergraduate and graduate courses in film studies, on such topics as film authorship, film genres, and documentary film. Dr. Hill is co-author of The Francis Ford Coppola Encyclopedia and The Encyclopedia of Stanley Kubrick, co-editor of Francis Ford Coppola: Interviews, and a contributor to several other books, including The Essential Science-Fiction Television Reader and The Stanley Kubrick Archives.
His essays have also appeared in Film Quarterly, Cinema Journal, Literature/Film Quarterly, and elsewhere. He is currently serving as guest editor for a special issue of the journal, Post Script, on the films of Jacques Demy. In addition to his academic experience, Rodney Hill worked for several years in film distribution and marketing, handling theatrical campaigns for various international, independent, and documentary films, including Chuck Workman’s The Source ( starring Johnny Depp, John Turturro, and Dennis Hopper) and the Oscar-nominated On the Ropes.