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By Geoff Alexander

Exploring a realm of movie usually disregarded as campy or contrived, this e-book lines the heritage of lecture room academic motion pictures from the silent period throughout the Nineteen Eighties, whilst movie ultimately 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 US, paying specific recognition to auteur John Barnes and his principally ignored physique of labor. different themes comprise the creation businesses contributing to the expansion and improvement of the educational 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 study rooms and its resurgence at the Internet.

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