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By Geoff Alexander

Exploring a realm of movie frequently pushed aside as campy or contrived, this e-book strains the historical past of lecture room academic movies from the silent period in the course of the Nineteen Eighties, while movie ultimately started to lose flooring to video-based and electronic media. It profiles 35 person educational filmmakers who performed a job in bringing those approximately 100,000 16mm movies to school rooms throughout North the United States, paying specific realization to auteur John Barnes and his mostly missed physique of labor. different themes comprise the creation businesses contributing to the expansion and improvement of the educational movie style; the complicated historical past of post-Sputnik, federally-funded academic tasks which encouraged the expansion of the tutorial movie style; and the denouement of the style in study rooms and its resurgence at the Internet.

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