Dr Simon Brown

Simon Brown is an associate professor of Film and Television at Kingston University. He is the author of non-fiction books and publications about the cinema and TV industry. Not to be confused with an Australian science fiction writer.

Dr. Simon Brown spent a decade at the BFI National Film and Television Archive, where he developed a passion for movie history and completed his Ph.D. in the early years of the British film industry.

Brown has taught at Kingston University since 2004. He has served as the first-year tutor and focused much on supporting incoming students.

Throughout his career, Dr. Simon Brown has written and taught on a variety of flick, TV, and media-related subjects, including technology, national cinemas, censorship, documentary, and the history of non-fiction films.

Brown also has interested in the development of color cinematography, the rise and fall of 3D television, and the history of the British film industry.

Simon Brown is the author of several books, including Creepshow (2019), where he re-evaluates the 1982 film and its legacy.

In Screening Stephen King: Adaptation and the Horror Genre in Film and Television (2018), Brown analyzes the reasons for King's literary success and explores how his themes and style have been adapted for film and TV.

His previous Cecil Hepworth and the Rise of the British Film Industry, 1899–1911 (2016) focuses on the pioneering filmmaker and his contributions to the early years of the British film industry.

Dr. Simon Brown has also written about cult TV shows such as Dexter, The X-Files, and Under the Dome, as well as cult networks like Showtime and Fox.

Photo credit: www.kingston.ac.uk


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