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ERIC Number: ED035651
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Oct
Pages: 8
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To Look or To See: Film Study in the English Curriculum.
Silva, Fred
The English Record, v20 n1 p38-45 Oct 1969
The English teacher's broad interdisciplinary awareness and his training in critical analysis and communication through symbols prepare him to develop, with his students, evaluative criteria and analytical techniques for film study. Crucial to teaching film courses or units is his knowledge of how a film achieves its objectives through uniquely expressing the relationship between form and content. Short non-narrative films, imaginatively illustrating basic cinema techniques, can introduce principles of film analysis into the classroom, while eliminating problems of cost, length, and complexity inherent in feature films. Also useful are short films that develop a story line, express social comment, or present the film as a legitimate non-literary art form. More advanced units could take up the styles of individual directors, the transformation of literature into cinema, and the historical development or sociological aspects of films. (MF)
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Authoring Institution: New York State English Council.