ERIC Number: ED056509
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
An Institute on Literacy in the Language of Film.
Lakas, Robert R.; Kavanaugh, John F.
An institute was offered at Rockhurst College to give high school and college educators an intense and extensive contact with cinema in all of its aspects--filmmaking, thematic analysis, use in curriculum, Hollywood production, direction, independent filmmakers, library usage, script-writing, booking, programming, and the actual viewing of short and feature length films. Fifty-eight high school and college educators who had little or no experience with film study participated. Twenty-four feature films and over sixty short films were screened, and lectures were given by guests from all over the country. Four courses were offered: Marshall McLuhan and communications media in general, filmmaking classes and the problem of censorship; the relation between film and literature as well as the college teaching of cinema-critique courses; and the relationship of cinema to ethics, cultural values, television advertising, and revolution. Each participant also took part in the creation and execution of an amateur film and developed his own plan and program for implementing film education at his school or college. (JY)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Saint Louis Univ., MO.