Wheeler Winston Dixon

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Wheeler Winston Dixon
Wheeler Winston Dixon in 2016
Wheeler Winston Dixon in 2016
Born (1950-03-12) March 12, 1950 (age 72)
New Brunswick, New Jersey, U.S.
OccupationMovie critic, movie historian, filmmaker, scholar
Alma materRutgers University (B.A., Ph.D.)
Notable worksA Short History of Film,
A History of Horror[1]
Experimental films[2]
PartnerGwendolyn Audrey Foster[3]

Wheeler Winston Dixon (born March 12, 1950) is an American movie director, critic, screenwriter, historian and scholar. He is an expert on movie history.[4]

From 1999 through the end of 2014, he was co-editor, along with Gwendolyn Audrey Foster, of the Quarterly Review of Film and Video.[5] He is thought to be as a top reviewer of movies alongside Roger Ebert.[5] In addition, he is known as a filmmaker,[6] and the Museum of Modern Art exhibited his works in 2003.[2]

Dixon taught at Rutgers University, The New School in New York, the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands, and is currently the Ryan professor of movie studies and English at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln.

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  1. Note: selected as an outstanding academic book of the year in 2011 by Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries
  2. 2.0 2.1 Museum of Modern Art, Film Exhibitions, Joshua Siegel, April 11–12, 2003, Wheeler Winston Dixon, Accessed Aug. 25, 2013, Quote = “...Wheeler Winston Dixon ... has also been making experimental films of his own for the past three decades. ...”
  3. Rutgers University Press, November 6, 2015, Black and White Cinema: A Short History, By Wheeler Winston Dixon, page xv, Acknowledgments, Retrieved May 29, 2016
  4. Bill Goodykoontz, May 13, 2013, USA Today, Reloading with reboots, Accessed Aug. 25, 2013, Quote = “...A reboot is when a franchise has collapsed completely...”
  5. 5.0 5.1 Susan Wloszczyna, April 2, 2010, USA TODAY, How to watch your dragons: 10 fire-breathing beasts on DVD, Accessed Aug. 25, 2013, Quote = “Die Nibelungen: Siegfried (1924)...Highly recommended by Wheeler Winston Dixon, editor of Quarterly Review of Film and Video.”
  6. The New York Times, 1991, review, Women Who Made the Movies (1991) Archived 2013-10-29 at the Wayback Machine, Accessed Aug. 25, 2013, “This documentary by filmmakers Gwendolyn Foster and Wheeler Dixon pays homage to women directors and filmmakers throughout the history of cinema...”

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