Film and television in education : an aesthetic approach to the moving image /

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Author / Creator:Watson, Robert, 1947-
Imprint:London ; New York : Falmer Press, 2003.
Description:1 online resource (xi, 180 pages) : illustrations.
Language:English
Series:Falmer Press library on aesthetic education
Falmer Press library on aesthetic education.
Subject:Motion pictures -- Study and teaching.
Television broadcasting -- Study and teaching.
Motion pictures -- Aesthetics.
Motion pictures in education -- Great Britain -- History.
Télévision -- Étude et enseignement.
Cinéma en éducation -- Grande-Bretagne -- Histoire.
Cinéma -- Étude et enseignement.
Cinéma -- Esthétique.
Télévision en éducation -- Grande-Bretagne.
EDUCATION -- Teaching Methods & Materials -- General.
Motion pictures -- Aesthetics.
Motion pictures in education.
Motion pictures -- Study and teaching.
Television broadcasting -- Study and teaching.
Great Britain.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
History.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11127206
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ISBN:0203214870
9780203214879
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-168).
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Other form:Print version: Watson, Robert, 1947- Film and television in education. London ; New York : Falmer Press, 2003 1850007144 1850007152
Review by Choice Review

This intelligently written book, part of a series on "aesthetic education," discusses film and television as an integral element of language arts. Reinforced with a thoroughly researched study of classic films, this book gives a gestalt view of film and television from a historic perspective with insightful analyses and comparison of the cultural arts, specifically theater and literature. Watson discusses television as inexorably entwined with film in style and technique, but the author is critical of both American and British network fare. He touches on television's strong points (immediacy, popularity, convenience of viewing) but dwells on its aesthetic shortcomings as compared to film (technical resolution, plot and character development). Watson encourages teachers to incorporate film and video (the most contemporary of the narrative arts) with other aesthetic studies--art, theater, music, and dance. The well-organized bibliography is excellent. Recommended for graduate students and upper-level undergraduates studying cultural arts in education. R. Davis Kent State University

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