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ERIC Number: ED027307
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jan
Pages: 6
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An Integrated Approach to the Teaching of Film and Literature.
Katz, John Stuart
The English Quarterly, A Publication of the Canadian Council of Teachers of English, v2 n1 p25-9 Jan 1969
Some of the current approaches to the teaching of film include utilizing the medium as an audio-visual aid, as an attempt to inundate the student with sensations, or in a study of cinema arts and film manufacture. However, the integration of film and literature, in which students can see how each medium functions, seems most viable. Films and literature are similar in that they both are part of the humanities, both are oriented toward content, and both offer entertainment; the two media differ in that films deal with action whereas literature emphasizes thought and abstraction, and also in that film conveys time by the manipulation of space while literature conveys it by the use of tense. The complementary aspects of literature and film can best be illustrated by a thematic approach--e.g., a study of man's interaction with machines, in which works of film and literature consider man in the absence of machines and in positive or negative relationships with machines. Such a thematic approach (perhaps combined with experience in actually making filsm) helps students to better understand the problems and limitations of both film and literature. (LH)
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