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Head of Department, and
Professor of History and Philosophy of Biology
Prof Cain's research interests include the history of evolutionary studies, Darwin and Darwinism, history of science in London, history of natural history and natural history films.
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Film Nights at the Grant Museum
A collaborative project between Prof Cain and UCL's Grant Museum of Zoology. We present films with connections to history of science and zoology. These films are selected both as classics in the genre and as films we think deserve wider public discussion.
Screenings are scheduled as part of the Grant Museum's learning and access programme.
upcoming Film Nights
More information from Grant Museum (link)
These normally include an opportunity to visit the museum.
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We're always looking for new suggestions. At every screening, audience members offer suggestions. We take them all seriousl. As a result, I watch a lot of films! This is one of the ways I benefit from the film night series because there are always suggestions I don't know. I will tweet as I watch. Drop me an e-mail or tweet with more suggestions.
- Animal Farm (1954)
- Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953) - imdb info | purchase UK
- Blob, The (1958) - imdb info | purchase UK
- Cane Toads: An Unnatural History (1988) - imdb info | purchase UK
- Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) - imdb info | purchase UK | Wakula Springs slideshow
- Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931) - imdb info | purchase UK | free book
- Fantastic Voyage (1966) - imdb info | purchase UK
- Fly, The (1958) - imdb info | purchase UK
- Frankenstein (1931)
- Gojira [Godzilla] (1954)
- Inherit the Wind (1960) - imdb info | purchase UK
- Island of Lost Souls (1932)
- King Kong: The Eighth Wonder of the World (1933)
- Lost World (1925)
- Lost World (1960) - imdb info | purchase UK
- Planet of the Apes (1968)
- Quatermass and the Pit (1967) - imdb info | purchase UK
- Sanders of the River (1935) - imdb info | purchase UK
- Tarzan (1959)
- Them! (1954) - imdb info | purchase UK
- This Island Earth (1955) - imdb info | purchase UK
- Twenty-thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1916) - imdb info | purchase UK
- Under the Caribbean (1954) - imdb info | purchase DE
- Valley of Gwangi (1969) - imdb info | purchase UK
- War of the Worlds (1953) - imdb info | purchase UK | radio play
- Wolf Man (1941)
"It was Beauty that killed the Beast," is the famous closing line at the end of film, King Kong (1933). This is sourced from an "old Arabian proverb". The source is the setting card at the end of the film's sequence of title cards
' "And the prophet said: 'And lo, the beast looked upon the face of beauty. And it stayed its hand from killing. And from that day, it was as one dead." - Old Arabian Proverb'
This is entirely fictional. It was invented by the production to create context.
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Professor Joe Cain
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