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ERIC Number: ED103880
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
America on Film: A Humanities Composition Course.
Recchia, Edward
This paper argues that film courses are useful because they sensitize students both to the artistic qualities of film expression and to equivalent qualities in other forms of expression. The objectives of a film course at Michigan State University are: to develop the students' knowledge of the film medium and through that knowledge develop a critical appreciation of film and other artistic media; to make the students aware of their cultural heritage; and to teach students writing skills be dealing directly with principles of writing in the classroom and by using film materials as models for students' writing. An approach to teaching the films "Bonnie and Clyde,""High Noon," and "My Darling Clementine" in terms of their cultural relevance is outlined. Other films discussed in relation to various thematic topics include: "The Crucible,""The Scarlet Letter,""The Seventh Seal,""The Fall of the House of Usher,""The Innocents,""Billy Budd,""Desire Under the Elms,""An Occurence at Owl-Creek Bridge," and "Greed." (TS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the National Convention of The Popular Culture Association (5th, St. Louis, March 20-22, 1975)