Kingsley Marshall

Job title
Head of Film
Email
kingsley.marshall@falmouth.ac.uk
Telephone
01326 254176 Ext: 4176

Kingsley Marshall is Head of Film at The School of Film & Television (SoFT) at Falmouth University, a subject area that includes BA(Hons) Film and MA Film & Television. A senior lecturer, Kingsley specialises in sound design, film-making practice and production, film and entertainment criticism and philosophical approaches to film. 

His academic research primarily orientates around the use of sound (including music and effects) in film and television, and the cinematic representation of the real, including historical figures and events, with a specialism in the US presidency. A PhD research project with the University of East Anglia entitled The Iraq War Film: Space, Place and the Unification of Film Sound, interrogates the use of sound and subjectivity in representations of the Iraq War – including film, television and video games. The project is structured around close study informed by a series of interviews with leading film practitioners, including the multiple Academy Award winners behind The Hurt Locker – director Kathryn Bigelow, screenwriter Mark Boal, sound designer Paul Ottosson and editor Chris Innis. Other interviewees for the project include director Paul Greengrass, the cinematographers Barry Ackroyd, Peter Suschitzky and James Whitaker, sound designers Walter Murch and Ben Burtt, composers John Powell, Marco Beltrami, Buck Sanders, David Shire, Marvin Hamlisch, Lee Ranaldo, Jon Cameron, Craig Armstrong and Lalo Schifrin, in addition to a number of editors, sound recordists, directors and producers. The first part of this project was published as part of Kathryn Bigelow: Interviews, through the University of Mississippi Press. 

He has presented papers on the representation of US presidents in cinema at Oxford University, Rider University and as an invited speaker at the University of London, and contributed to Presidents In The Movies: American History and Politics on Screen, published by Palgrave Macmillan as part of their Evolving Presidency series. The Cinematic Watergate: From All the President’s Men to Frost/Nixon was included in Watergate Remembered, a book which considered the legacy of the scandal that engulfed the US presidency. Publication coincided with the 40th anniversary of Watergate, again on Palgrave Macmillan.

More recently, in collaboration with Rupert Loydell, Kingsley has focused on the production techniques employed by Brian Eno. Having presented papers at the Modular Forms conference at Roehampton University and at the Music & Moving Image conference in New York, this work was published in the Journal of Visual Arts Practice in 2016. A second work centred around collaboration, chance and the Oblique Strategies was published by Bloomsbury in 2016 within Brian Eno: Oblique Music, edited by Sean Albiez and David Pattie. 

Prior to joining Falmouth University, Kingsley served as a critic for over 20 years and has written about all aspects of popular culture - from film and music through to video games, the internet and literature - for over 30 publications. His writing has featured on the BBC, MTV and Amazon, in anthologies on hip hop and soul, and countless sleeve notes and biographies. 

He can be found on Twitter as @kingsleydc

Research interests

Research interests and expertise

Kingsley's academic research primarily orientates around the use of sound (including music and effects) in film, and the cinematic representation of the real, including historical figures and events specialising in conflict films and the US presidency. He has also written papers on assessment in higher education, sonic branding, and arts, film-making and studio recording practice.

Research topics

Cinematic representation of conflict
Gulf War
Iraq War
Production Culture
Film Sound
Sound Design
Film Music
Screenwriting
Film & Television Distribution
Film Criticism
Cinematic
Representation
US Presidency
Higher Education

Research outputs

Publications and research outputs

Article

Loydell, Rupert and Marshall, Kingsley (2016) Thinking Inside the Box: Brian Eno, music, movement and light. Journal of Visual Art Practice, 15 (2). ISSN 1470-2029 (Print), 1758-9185 (Online) Item availability may be restricted.
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Marshall, Kingsley and Shear, Tim and Truran, Chris (2009) AltDiss: Creativity, Reflection and TV Production Practice. Media Education Research Journal, 1 (1). pp. 79-84. ISSN 2040-4530 Item not available from this repository.

Book Chapter

Marshall, Kingsley and Loydell, Rupert (2016) Eno Remixed: Collaboration & Oblique Strategies. In: Brian Eno: Oblique Music. Bloomsbury, London. ISBN 978-1441155344

Loydell, Rupert and Marshall, Kingsley (2015) Control & Surrender: Eno Remixed: Collaboration and Oblique Strategies. In: Brian Eno: Oblique Music. Continuum, London. ISBN 9781441117458 (In Press) Item not available from this repository.

Marshall, Kingsley (2013) The Hurt Locker: Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal. In: Kathryn Bigelow: Conversations. University of Mississippi Press, Mississippi, USA. ISBN 978-1617037740 Item not available from this repository.

Marshall, Kingsley (2012) The Cinematic Watergate: From All the President's Men to Frost/Nixon. In: Watergate Remembered. Palgrave Macmillan, London. ISBN 978-0230116504 Item not available from this repository.

Marshall, Kingsley (2011) Oliver Stone's Improbable W. In: Presidents in the Movies: American History and Politics on Screen. Palgrave Macmillan, London. ISBN 978-0230113282 Item not available from this repository.

Conference or Workshop Item

Loydell, Rupert and Marshall, Kingsley (2014) Thinking Outside the Box: Brian Eno, music, movement and light. In: Music and Moving Image, Steinhardt, New York University. Item not available from this repository.

Loydell, Rupert and Marshall, Kingsley (2014) Control & Surrender: Eno Remixed: Collaboration and Oblique Strategies. In: Modular Forms, Roehampton University. Item not available from this repository.

Other

Fox, Neil and Llinares, Dario and Marshall, Kingsley (2015) The Cinematologists. UNSPECIFIED.

Events

YearDescription
2016

Q&A: Toby Haynes (Director: Black Mirror, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, Sherlock, Doctor Who)
Royal Television Society: Breaking into Media

2014

BFI: Days of Fear and Wonder
Introduction, THX1138 (George Lucas) & Primer (Shane Carruth)
The Poly, Falmouth, November 2014

2014

Introduction: Patrick Hurley, Distribution Manager, Dogwoof
Panel Chair
World Documentary Conference
Falmouth University, September 2014
Falmouth University

2014

Marshall, Kingsley & Loydell, Rupert. 2014. "Thinking Inside The Box: Brian Eno, Music, Movement & Light"
Music & The Moving Image Conference
New York University, New York, May 2014

2014

Marshall, Kingsley & Loydell, Rupert. 2014. "Control & Surrender. Eno Remixed: Collaboration and Oblique Strategies"
Modular Form Conference
Roehampton University, March 2014

2013

Marshall, Kingsley. 2013. "Stone/Dubya: The Improbable President"
The Films of Oliver Stone Conference
Rider University, Princeton, New Jersey, November 2013

2013

Malady & Mortality Conference
Panel Chair
Falmouth University, September 2013

2012

Marshall, Kingsley. 2012. "i, Robot: What are these synthetic beings, how does cinema make use of them and, most importantly, what separates them from us?"
Sci-Fi Conference, November 2012

2012

Marshall, Kingsley & Jones, Russ. 2012. "Cinematic Spatiality & Sonic Branding"
Music & The Moving Image Conference
New York University, New York, June 2012

2011

Ethnomusicology Conference
Panel Chair
Falmouth University, September 2011

2009

Invited Speaker
Marshall, Kingsley. 2009. "Frost/Nixon: Looking for a Way Back Into the Sun"
Remembering Watergate Conference
Institute for the Study of the Americas, University of London, November 2009

2009

Marshall, Kingsley, Shear, Tim & Truran, Chris. 2009. "AltDiss: Creativity, Reflection & TV Production Practice"
Media Education Summit
Liverpool John Moores University, September 2009

2009

Marshall, Kingsley. 2009. "Frost/Nixon: Looking for a Way Back Into the Sun"
Nixon and the Making of Modern America Conference
Rothermere American Institute, University of Oxford, May 2009

Teaching

Areas of teaching

Filmmaking practice
Philosophy
Sound Design
Journalism
Criticism
Screenwriting
Game Cultures
Television
Future Cinema

Courses taught

MA Film & Television
BA(Hons) Film

Policy engagement within Cornwall

Royal Television Society
NAHEMI
Media Innovation Network
Celtic Film Festival
Cornwall Film Festival

Business engagement

Business engagement case studies

Wilderness (2016, Dir: Justin Doherty) - Narrative Feature
Brown Willy (2015, Dir: Brett Harvey) - Narrative Feature
Bronco's House (2014, Dir: Mark Jenkin) - Narrative Featurette
To The Sea (2013, Dir: Corin Taylor) - Narrative Short

Professional engagement