Academic Films for the Classroom: A History by Geoff Alexander

By Geoff Alexander

Exploring a realm of movie frequently brushed off as campy or contrived, this ebook lines the heritage of school room academic movies from the silent period during the Eighties, whilst movie ultimately started to lose floor to video-based and electronic media. It profiles 35 person educational filmmakers who performed a job in bringing those approximately 100,000 16mm motion pictures to school rooms throughout North the US, paying specific recognition to auteur John Barnes and his principally ignored physique of labor. different subject matters comprise the creation businesses contributing to the expansion and improvement of the tutorial movie style; the complicated heritage of post-Sputnik, federally-funded academic projects which prompted the expansion of the tutorial movie style; and the denouement of the style in school rooms and its resurgence at the Internet.

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