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By Geoff Alexander

Exploring a realm of movie usually brushed aside as campy or contrived, this publication strains the background of school room academic movies from the silent period throughout the Nineteen Eighties, while movie eventually started to lose floor to video-based and electronic media. It profiles 35 person educational filmmakers who performed a task in bringing those approximately 100,000 16mm motion pictures to school rooms throughout North the USA, paying specific consciousness to auteur John Barnes and his principally ignored physique of labor. different issues comprise the creation businesses contributing to the expansion and improvement of the educational movie style; the advanced background of post-Sputnik, federally-funded academic projects which encouraged the expansion of the tutorial movie style; and the denouement of the style in school rooms and its resurgence at the Internet.

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