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Tobolowsky, Barbara F. – About Campus, 2007
Getting through to students in the classroom continues to be one of the great mysteries of an educator's life. What will capture their attention, and, more important, what will transform their thinking? Film industry veteran and educator Barbara Tobolowsky returned to her roots in visual media to find answers. Using video clips to introduce a…
Descriptors: Films, College Students, Teaching Methods, Film Study
Drozdowski, Mark J. – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
One may be surprised to learn that the author's institution, a small state college in Massachusetts, has a significant alumni population in and around Los Angeles. In fact, while they do not have an alumni chapter in Boston, they do have one in Los Angeles. The reason is that one of their most popular majors is communications media. They pump out…
Descriptors: State Colleges, Graduates, Films, Urban Schools
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Gilmour, Peter – Religious Education, 2005
This article approaches the immense popularity of Mel Gibson's 2004 film, "The Passion of the Christ" as a significant artifact in the contemporary public, cultural curriculum, and a unique opportunity for religious educators to build on its notoriety. Five interrelated contexts are identified and explored to assist religious educators more deeply…
Descriptors: Theology, Films, Religious Education, Controversial Issues (Course Content)
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Lent, John A. – Journal of Film and Video, 1984
The 324 items in this partially annotated bibliography cover Asia, the center of some of the oldest, busiest, most profitable, and highest quality film industries in the world. (PD)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Film Industry, Film Production, Film Study
Kindem, Forham A. – Journal of the University Film Association, 1979
Discusses the film industry's conversion to color cinematography in the period between the 1920s and 1960s. Cites economic considerations, technological modifications, and aesthetic preferences by audiences as factors in this development. (JMF)
Descriptors: Color, Economic Factors, Film Industry, Film Production
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Boyd, Daniel – Appalachian Journal, 1993
Daniel Boyd, film teacher at West Virginia State College, describes his life and career as an independent filmmaker, including his educational background in film, efforts to market his films within the film industry, and development of scripts and films. (TES)
Descriptors: Biographies, College Faculty, Education Work Relationship, Film Industry
Fadiman, William – 1972
A behind-the-scenes look at Hollywood's film industry reveals the roles and functions of its agents, directors, stars, writers, producers, and technicians. Economy is the dominant motivational factor affecting everyone connected with Hollywood; actors, scripts, and film production specialists are evaluated entirely in dollars. Coping with this…
Descriptors: Acting, Agencies, Agency Role, Audiovisual Communications
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Isenberg, Michael T. – History Teacher, 1974
The state of research and the need for new and productive directions are examined while exploring the relationship of the historian to the study of the film industry. (Author/KM)
Descriptors: Cultural Images, Curriculum Development, Film Study, Films
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Gill, Waliyy – Western Journal of Black Studies, 1986
Discusses the portrayal of Blacks in American Western films since the first Western was made in 1903. Also describes the changing social and historical context of the film industry as related to Blacks. (GC)
Descriptors: Black Influences, Black Stereotypes, Films, Popular Culture
London, Mel – 1977
This book describes the various aspects of the film industry and the many jobs related to filmmaking, stressing that no "formula" exists for finding a successful career in the film industry. Chapters provide information on production, writing for film, cinematography, editing, music, sound, animation and graphics, acting and modeling, the "unsung…
Descriptors: Career Opportunities, Employment Opportunities, Film Industry, Film Production
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Toplin, Robert Brent; Eudy, Jason – OAH Magazine of History, 2002
Provides a historiography of the articles and books that focuses upon studying history through film. Reviews topics such as: censorship, the film industry's use and interpretations of history in films, and the lack of material on documentaries in the scholarship. (CMK)
Descriptors: Censorship, Documentaries, Film Production, Films
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Rabkin, Rhoda – Policy Review, 2002
Fashioning public policies restricting children's access to entertainment glamorizing violence, sex, drugs, and vulgarity is a complex task. The recently introduced Media Marketing Accountability Act would empower the federal government to regulate advertising of entertainment products to youth. Suggests that this power is undesirable compared to…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Censorship, Children, Federal Government
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Kepley, Vance, Jr. – Journal of Film and Video, 1990
Proposes a revisionist account of the immediate conditions and consequences of the 1919 Soviet cinema nationalization decree. Argues that nationalization was the least successful of a set of stop-gap measures; that it dispersed and diluted control; and that it actually retarded the growth of the film industry. (KEH)
Descriptors: Film Industry, Film Study, Films, Foreign Countries
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Schwartzman, Karen – Journal of Film and Video, 1993
Presents an interview (edited into a first-person form) with Margot Benacerraf, known for two prize-winning films in the 1950s but not as well known for her active promotion of film culture in Venezuela. Discusses her education in Venezuela, travels outside Venezuela, production of her prize-winning films, and her efforts at promoting the…
Descriptors: Females, Film Industry, Film Production, Film Production Specialists
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Ukadike, N. Frank – Black Scholar, 1990
For many years, the dominant image of Africa seen on Western films was that of condescension and paternalism. The history of films about Africa, with some exceptions to the prevailing portrayals, is traced; and the origin and growth of the African film industry are reviewed. (SLD)
Descriptors: African Culture, African History, Characterization, Cultural Differences
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