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The American Film Institute Guide to College Courses in Film and Television


reviewed by Martin S. Dworkin - 1981

coverTitle: The American Film Institute Guide to College Courses in Film and Television
Author(s): Dennis R. Bohnenkamp, Sam L. Gross (Eds.)
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
ISBN: 087491342X, Pages: , Year:
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At the Oberhausen Kurzfilmtage a few years ago, there was a seminar on film study and the people of the Ruhr that one could wish, in appropriate translation, for Americans—and others. Announced was a showing and discussion of a film, Bringt Eure Kopfe Mit [“Take along your heads”]-a rather encouraging title, at the least, for display in the continuing controversies over film (and “media”) in formal education. Implied, for one thing, is a notion of film experience quite different from that of the image-besotted student at Columbia University, who was quoted by Jacques Barzun, only a few years before, as bragging happily of not bothering to read books any more, but of going to films and letting them “wash all over him.” For the student, as well as for Barzun-but in a way quite different, we may be sure-the matter was one of competing media, of cinematic images versus printed... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 83 Number 1, 1981, p. 140-143
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 747, Date Accessed: 9/29/2020 2:32:04 PM

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