Author and journalist Wayne Byrne will give two lectures on the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise on Wednesday December 2nd & Tuesday December 15th @ 5.30pm via Zoom.
Across these two lectures, Wayne will discuss his approach to analysing, researching, and writing on Cinema. These sessions will revolve around his latest work, a new book on the A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise. For students, this will be relevant to approaching any academic, critical, and journalistic film writing.
Utilising stills and clips from throughout the series, Wayne will highlight key moments as an example of how students can analyse film texts to mine for key themes and subtexts. He will read selections of exclusive interviews he conducted with various stars and filmmakers he has spoken to from the iconic horror series, including Robert Englund (Freddy Krueger himself), Chuck Russell, Mick Garris, and Jacques Haitkin, among others.
There will be a Q&A at the end of each lecture for students to find out more about Wayne’s process and approach to film literature.
Wayne Byrne is an author, journalist, and educator. He has written four books on Film, including The Cinema of Tom DiCillo: Include Me Out (2017), Burt Reynolds on Screen (2018), Nick McLean Behind the Camera: The Life and Works of a Hollywood Cinematographer (2019), and an upcoming book on the A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise. He is published by Columbia University Press, Wallflower Press, and McFarland.
As a journalist, he has written for Hot Press, The Irish Times, Film Ireland, The Dark Side, Click, Books Ireland, and many more. Wayne has worked as an education consultant with many schools in developing their Film Studies curricula and has taught subjects such as Film History, Film Criticism, and Film Style. He is a former DBS film student.