Media Studies

Feb. 23, 2023 | Paying Attention 24/7: Columbo, neoliberalism, and the role of film-philosophy in Television Studies by Professor David Martin-Jones

Thursday, February 23, from 12 – 1:30pm, via Zoom Organized and Moderated by Professor Minoo Moallem Why was Columbo such a good detective? Because he paid attention – to his work – 24/7. The real question, though, is why was Columbo – a show ostensibly about a shabby workaholic – so popular over so many decades (69 episodes from 1968 to 2003)? This paper will explore the latter question, focusing in particular on the memorable performance of Peter Falk as the absentminded but incisive sleuth. Falk’s distinctive performance of the […]