By Geoff Alexander

Exploring a realm of movie frequently disregarded as campy or contrived, this publication lines the heritage of lecture room academic motion pictures from the silent period in the course of the Eighties, while movie eventually started to lose floor to video-based and electronic media. It profiles 35 person educational filmmakers who performed a task in bringing those approximately 100,000 16mm motion pictures to study rooms throughout North the USA, paying specific cognizance to auteur John Barnes and his mostly missed physique of labor. different issues comprise the construction businesses contributing to the expansion and improvement of the educational movie style; the complicated heritage of post-Sputnik, federally-funded academic tasks which motivated the expansion of the educational movie style; and the denouement of the style in school rooms and its resurgence at the Internet.

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