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ERIC Number: ED105525
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
Pages: 21
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The Spectrum of Cinema.
O'Grady, Gerald
Cinema emerged about 1900, and as the twentieth century ticked by, the cinematic process was recognized as a model for the thought processes of the human mind--of both the unconscious dream process and of the stream of conscious thought--and also as a model of the historical process. Film not only is an experiential process and a physical substance generating a complex physical system in the midst of a commercial culture, but it also gathers to itself on-going developments in impressionism and cubism, melodrama and mechanics, opera and the pulp novel, and other artifacts of the popular culture. Film is also a means of communicating and a tool to use in understanding man. It is, therefore, the responsibility of librarians to recognize film as a new addition to the media repertoire of mankind and to become leaders in mankind's movement from literacy to mediacy. (RB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Conference for Librarians on Programing the Independent and Feature Films (New York City, March 7, 1975)