ERIC Number: ED025519
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
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The Motion Picture and the Teaching of English.
Sheridan, Marion C.; And Others
Written to help a viewer watch a motion picture perceptively, this book explains the characteristics of the film as an art form and examines the role of motion pictures in the English curriculum. Specific topics covered include (1) the technical aspects of the production of films (the order of "shots," camera angle, and point of view), (2) the experimental techniques used by film makers, (3) the conventions by which films express ideas or emotions (symbolism, irony, metaphor, and repetition of details), (4) meaning and theme in motion pictures, (5) the transformation of novels or plays into movies, (6) the comparative structures of films and novels, (7) the process of analyzing a film, (8) a detailed analysis of "Citizen Kane," (9) censorship of movies, and (10) the classroom use of films which relate directly to literature or which cinematically illustrate literary conventions. (JS)
Descriptors: Acting, Audiovisual Aids, Censorship, Drama, English Instruction, Film Production, Film Study, Films, Instructional Films, Literary Criticism, Literary Devices, Literary Discrimination, Mass Media, Novels, Photography, Production Techniques, Repetitive Film Showings, Sound Effects
National Council of Teachers of English, 508 South Sixth Street, Champaign, Ill. 61820 (Stock No. 45203; $1.95 non-members, $1.65 members).
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Sponsor: Teaching Film Custodians, Inc., New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Champaign, IL.
Note: Published by Appleton-Century-Crofts, New York.