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Interviews with Victor

The two clips below are portions from an interview with Victor conducted by Dr Richard Wallace for the 'Voices of the University: Memories of Warwick, 1965-2015' oral history project ( In the first, Victor discusses his early interest in cinema; the establishment of the canonical magazine Movie (1962-2000); the writing of Film as Film (1972); and his job at the education department at the British Film Institute:


In the second clip, Victor discusses his longstanding use in his teaching of a particular photograph – a picture depicting The Pope John Paul II’s visit to Ireland in 1979:


Here Victor interviews Warwick alumnus Stephen Merchant (co-creator of The Office [2001-3], Extras [2005-7]), who studied Film & Literature in the Department of Film & Television Studies between 1993 and 1996; Stephen visited the department to meet our undergraduates in 2011: