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By Geoff Alexander

Exploring a realm of movie frequently brushed off as campy or contrived, this publication lines the background of school room academic movies from the silent period throughout the Eighties, while movie eventually started to lose floor to video-based and electronic media. It profiles 35 person educational filmmakers who performed a job in bringing those approximately 100,000 16mm motion pictures to school rooms throughout North the US, paying specific recognition 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 heritage of post-Sputnik, federally-funded academic tasks which encouraged the expansion of the tutorial movie style; and the denouement of the style in study rooms and its resurgence at the Internet.

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