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Frank Krutnik
Reader in Film Studies (Media and Film)
Subject area; Film
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Selected publications


Krutnik, Frank (2018) Chiller-dillers for the shiver-and-shudder set: The Whistler film series. Film Studies, 17 (1). pp. 49-72. ISSN 1469-0314

Krutnik, Frank and Loock, Kathleen (2018) Exploring film seriality: an introduction. Film Studies, 17 (1). pp. 1-15. ISSN 1469-0314

Krutnik, Frank (2017) Therapeutic horror? Olga Druce, House of Mystery and the controversy over children’s radio thrillers. Journal Of American Culture, 40 (4). pp. 382-398. ISSN 1542-7331

Krutnik, Frank (2016) Gene Wilder’s genius was in portraying the deluded straight man. The Conversation. ISSN 2201-5639

Krutnik, Frank (2013) Spirited vulgarity: Frank Tashlin as comic auteur. Studies in American Humor, 3 (27). pp. 201-215. ISSN 0095-280X

Krutnik, Frank (2013) 'Be moviedoms's guest in your own easy chair!' - Hollywood, radio and the movie adaptation series. Historical Journal of Film Radio and Television, 33 (1). pp. 24-54. ISSN 0143-9685

Krutnik, Frank (2012) "Barbed Wire and Forget-Me-Not", The Radio Adventures of 'Laura'. Journal of Adaptation in Film & Performance, 5 (3). pp. 297-314. ISSN 1753-6421

Krutnik, Frank (2007) Critical accommodations: Washington, Hollywood, and the World War II housing shortage. Journal of American Culture, 30 (4). pp. 417-433. ISSN 1542-7331

Krutnik, Frank (2001) Trop de pensionnaires dans la maison de l'amour. L'idylle revisitee dans 'The More the Merrier' (Plus on est de fous) et 'Walk, Don't Run' (Rien ne sert de courir). Les Cahiers du CIRCAV (Centre Interdisiplinaire de Recherche sur la Communication Audio Visuelle) (13). pp. 169-193. ISSN 1254-0196

Book Section

Krutnik, Frank (2015) Foolish wisdom? Chaplin and duality. In: Jourdren, Morgane and Loizeau, Pierre-Marie (eds.) La Figure de Charlot et ses avatars. Presses universitaires de Rennes, Rennes, pp. 123-140. ISBN 9782753539617

Krutnik, Frank (2007) "A living part of the class struggle": Diego Rivera's the flower carrier and the Hollywood left. In: Krutnik, F, Neale, S, Neve, B and Stanfield, P (eds.) "Un-American" Hollywood: politics and film in the blacklist era. Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, pp. 51-78. ISBN 978-0-8135-4198-3

Neale, Steve and Krutnik, Frank (2003) The Case of Silent Slapstick. In: Krutnik, Frank (ed.) Hollywood Comedians: The Film Reader. Routledge, pp. 57-73. ISBN 978-0-415-23551-8

Krutnik, Frank (2002) Conforming passions: contemporary romantic comedy. In: Neale, S (ed.) Genre and contemporary Hollywood. British Film Institute, London, pp. 130-147. ISBN 9780851708874

Krutnik, Frank (2002) General introduction. In: Krutnik, Frank (ed.) Hollywood comedians: the film reader. Routledge, London ; New York, pp. 1-18. ISBN 9780415235525

Krutnik, Frank (2002) Sex and slapstick: the Martin and Lewis phenomenon. In: Pomerance, Murray (ed.) Enfant Terrible! Jerry Lewis in American film. New York University Press, New York, pp. 109-122. ISBN 9780814767061

Krutnik, Frank (2001) Jerry Lewis: the deformation of the comic. In: Rickman, G (ed.) The film comedy reader. Limelight Editions, New York. ISBN 9780879102951

Edited Book

Krutnik, Dr Frank and Krutnik, F, eds. (2002) Hollywood Comedians: the Film Reader. In Focus: Routledge Film Readers . Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-23551-8


Krutnik, Frank (2017) “An Autopsy on Capitalism” (38 min. video lecture), “Down and Down” (9 min. video essay) and “The Telephone is a Dangerous Object” (10.30 min. video essay), Force of Evil blu-ray. [Video]

Krutnik, Frank (2016) “Small Boy, Tough Guy” (29 min. video lecture), "Selected Scene Analysis" (9 min. video essay), The Blue Dahlia blu ray. [Video]

Krutnik, Frank (2015) "The Fruits of Labour" (33 min. video lecture), "The Homecoming" (12 mins video essay), "Delicious Gold" (8 min. video essay) and "Rica" (11 min. video essay), Thieves Highway: A Film by Jules Dassin. [Video]


Krutnik, Frank (2014) Frank Krutnik on The Killers. Arrow Films, London.

Krutnik, Frank (2014) Booklet containing writing on the film "Brute Force" (Jules Dassin, 1947). Arrow Films, London.