Academy selects pair as film scholars

Nov 27, 2006 by Ian Evans

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the seventh pair of Academy Film Scholars.

Jan-Christopher Horak, visiting professor in the critical studies/archival training program at the University of California, Los Angeles, will write a biography of Saul Bass, a designer of movie posters, studio publicity materials, credits sequences and corporate logos, focusing on his influence on the motion picture industry.

David Edmund James, a professor at the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California, will write his book on the interaction between rock ‘n’ roll and cinema in the United States and the United Kingdom beginning in the mid-1950s, through the “British Invasion” of the 1960s, to the eras of country, disco, punk, heavy metal, and hip-hop and rap.

Each scholar will receive $25,000 from the Academy.