Dr. Julian Cornell is a professor whose research and teaching interests involve the politics of taste in American pop culture, with a focus on Hollywood genre movies. For 15 years, he has taught at NYU and Queens College. Prior to teaching, he was a programming executive at HBO from 1993 until 2001.
'Mars Attacks!', which is about to turn 20, came out the same year as many other big-budget disaster movies, but the cult classic couldn't be more different from its rivals.