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July 8, 2013

Film prof on spy movies, summer blockbusters and bad films

Movie expert

Lance Duerfahrd, an associate professor of English 

Duerfahrd studies film history and can talk about the summer movie season, especially audiences' interest in blockbusters and bad films. He has published articles about bad movies and can discuss their appeal, as well as the humor and their place in pop culture. He also can talk about trends, such as movie sequels and prequels, the role of background extras in movies and what success at the box office reveals about current events. An example is the current NSA leaker story of Edward Snowden. Duerfahrd can talk about the history of surveillance and spy stories in film, and other entertainment outlets such as Facebook and You Tube. 

Personal Homepage: http://www.cla.purdue.edu/english/directory/?personid=1193 

CONTACT: Lance Duerfahrd, lduerfah@purdue.edu 

Purdue News Service: Amy Patterson Neubert, 765-494-9723, apatterson@purdue.edu