Dr Leo Enticknap
Lecturer in Cinema; Director, Phil Taylor Cinema
+44 (0)113 343 5853
Clothworkers' Building North, 2.35
Office hours: My scheduled office hours for the teaching weeks of Semester 2, 2013-14 are now over. If you wish to see me, please phone or email for an appointment. My office hours for Semester 2 of 13-14 (I am on research leave in Semester 1) will be posted here nearer the time.
BA (Exeter), MA (East Anglia), PhD (Exeter)
Leo Enticknap is a lecturer in cinema in the ICS.
Leo Enticknap has been a lecturer at the ICS since November 2006. He oversees the non-practical elements of the BA Cinema and Photography delivery within the ICS, and is the director and manager of the Institute’s on-campus cinema. He formerly served as the Institute’s Director of Learning and Teaching.
Leo Enticknap’s research interests are the cultural and economic history of moving image, audio and allied media technologies; the theory, practice and ethics of archival film preservation and restoration; non-fiction film before 1950 (especially newsreels, cinemagazines, sponsored, educational and amateur films); and Weimar and Nazi cinema.
His latest book, Film Restoration: The Culture and Science of Audiovisual Preservation, is currently with the publisher and will hopefully be out in early 2013. His next project will be a monograph on the portrayal of the death penalty in Hollywood and European cinema.
Leo Enticknap oversees the non-practical elements of the BA Cinema and Photography delivery within the ICS. He leads the following modules:
He also contributes lectures to:
Director of the Louis Le Prince Research Centre, and and Manager of the Institute’s screening facility, the Phil Taylor Cinema.
(2005) Moving image technology : from zoetrope to digital. London : Wallflower Press.
(2008) “The Moving Image, 8/1 (2008)”, The Moving Image Gracy KL (eds.). 8.1: ix-xiv.
(2007) “Have Digital Technologies Reopened the Lindgren/Langlois Debate?”, Spectator : The University of Southern California Journal of Film and Television. 27.1: 10-20.
(2006) “De Forest Phonofilms: A Reappraisal”, Early Popular Visual Culture. 4.3: 273-284.
(2004) “Some Bald Assertion by an Ignorant and Badly Educated Frenchman: Technology, Film Criticism and the Restoration of Vertigo (1996)”, The Moving Image. 4.1: 130-141.
‘‘Go Away Back to Berwick and Die!’ The Blackhill Campaign (1964), the Coal Industry and the British New Wave’.
‘I don’t think he did anything after that’: Paul Dickson and the British Non-Fiction Film’ in Patrick Russell and James.
‘Electronic Enlightenment or the Digital Dark Age? Anticipating Film in an Age Without Film’.
(2011) “Technology and the GPO Film Unit”, In: The Projection of Britain: A History of the GPO Film Unit. 1st. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan / British Film Institute. 188-198
(2008) “'This Modern Age: British Screen Journalism in Transition'”, In: Crosby E; Kaye L (eds.) Projecting Britain: The Guide to British Cinemagazines. London: British Universities' Film and Video Council. 19-45
(2004) “'A Real Brake on Progress'? Moving Image Technology in the Time of Mitchell and Kenyon”, In: Toulmin V; Popple S; Russell P (eds.) The Lost World of Mitchell and Kenyon: Edwardian Britain on Film. British Film Institute. 21-30
(2002) “The Film Industry's Conversion from Nitrate to Acetate Stocks in the Late 1940s: A Discussion of the Reasons and Consequences”, In: Smither R; Surowiec C (eds.) This Film is Dangerous: A Celebration of Nitrate Film. FIAF. 202-212
(2000) “'Post-War Urban Redevelopment, the British Film Industry and 'The Way We Live' (1946)”, In: Shiel M; Fitzmaurice T (eds.) Cinema and the City: Film and Urban Societies in a Global Context. Blackwell. 233-243
(2000) “'This Modern Age' and the British Non-Fiction Film”, In: Ashby J; Higson A (eds.) British Cinema, Past and Present. Routledge. 207-220
(2007) Films from the Home Front: Northern Region Film and Television Archive Collection. None.
Research Centres & Groups
Leo is the director of the Louis Le Prince research centre within the ICS.
PhD & Postdoctoral Supervision
Leo’s PhD thesis, The Non-Fiction Film in Britain, 1945-51, can be downloaded in full from his personal website (direct link to PDF – 7.6mb).
Formerly the curator of the Northern Region Television Archive, Enticknap maintains close links with the archive sector. He undertakes occasional consultancy and other work related to moving image preservation.