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exposed to light. Its what happens to that celluloid
when light is applied again, casting shadows on the wall.
R I C H C L I N E & S H A D O W S
Shadows on the Wall is the UK's first film ezine, published electronically since March 1995. But its origins go back much further....
A journalist by training, Rich Cline has been obsessed with cinema since he was about 8 years old. Born in Los Angeles, Rich moved with his family to Quito, Ecuador, at age 12, graduating from an international school then returning to Southern California for university. He earned a bachelor of arts in journalism/communication arts.
While a student, he started writing film reviews for a local weekly newspaper, but after graduation he had to get real, paying jobs as a graphic artist, copywriter and as a writer-editor for a variety of charity organisations.
Shadows on the Wall was first published in Los Angeles in September 1985 for a readership of 120. Even then the readers were located all across North, South and Central America; the Far and Middle East; Africa; Central Asia; and Western and Eastern Europe.
Rich continued publishing Shadows as a newsletter while living in Miami for six years and after he moved to England in May 1992. The Shadows ezine made its debut in March 1995; this website went online in October 1996.
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He has served on the Fipresci juries at the Torino Film Festival (2006) and Berlin Film Festival (2009), the Iris Prize Festival (2010) in Cardiff, and was on the New Filmmakers Forum jury for the St Louis Film Festival (1999-2001).
He is also a regular film critic for BBC Radio 5 Live, Contactmusic, Heat, QX, PressTV and as a freelance has contributed to Rotten Tomatoes, Film Threat, IndieWire, Channel 4, NBC/Bravo, The List, Five, BBC News 24, Sky News, LBC Radio, Century FM, Classic Gold Radio, IGN, North Coast Journal, What's On in London, The Face, Film Focus, Idea, Real Movie News, Filmnet, First, Take 1, Naviga*tor, Man About Town and other outlets.
When not watching films or writing about them, Rich is a freelance journalist, lecturer and designer. He has covered eight Olympic Games for radio and television.
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