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By Geoff Alexander

Exploring a realm of movie frequently brushed aside as campy or contrived, this publication lines the historical past of school room academic motion pictures from the silent period in the course of the Eighties, while 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 realization 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 educational movie style; the advanced 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 school rooms and its resurgence at the Internet.

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