Faculty Profile

Scott Simmon
Professor of English

English Professor Scott Simmon works at the intersection of film scholarship, archiving, and access, with the goal of expanding the availability of rare films.His best known publications are the Treasures from American Film Archives DVD series, the third volume of which, Treasures III: Social Issues in American Film, 1900-1934, was released in October 2007 (and called by Film Comment, “a must-have package – a giant step in the true movie-pilgrim’s progress”).Scott frequently teaches the overview survey of international film history (English 161A & B); in 2007-08 he will teach “Film as Narrative” (English 160) and “Film Theory and Criticism” (English 162). His book The Invention of the Western Film received the Theatre Library Association Award for 2003, given each year to “best English-language book about motion pictures, television, or radio.” He is also author of The Films of D.W. Griffith (1993), coauthor of Film Preservation 1993 (1993), Redefining Film Preservation (1994), and King Vidor, American (1988).

Scott Simmon’s DVD Release

Check the web-links below to learn about Scott Simmon’s recent work for the National Film Preservation Foundation. October 16th, 2007 saw the release of the DVD set, Treasures III: Social Issues in American Film, 1900 – 1934!
http://www.time.com/time/specials/2007/article/0,28804,1665692_1665693_1672133,00.html
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/Vote2008/story?id=3733457&page=1

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