Screen Education: From Film Appreciation to Media Studies

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Intellect Books, 2009 - Performing Arts - 408 pages

In Screen education, Terry Bolas provides the first definitive history of the development of film and television studies in Britain, from its origins as a grassroots movement to its current status as serious scholarship. The focus is on the United Kingdom, where the development mirrors that of film education in North America and Australia. Bolas’s account describes the voluntary efforts of activists in the Society for Education in Film and Television and their relationship with British Film Institute’s Education Department. Though much documentary evidence has been lost, Bolas’s work incorporates personal archives and interviews with key figures, making this a critical record of the rise of cinema and television studies.

 

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Contents

1 Cinema under Scrutiny
11
2 Film Appreciation
37
3 Searching for Room at the Top
69
4 Discrimination and Popular Culture
99
5 Film in Education ndash The Back of Beyond
131
6 The University in Old Compton Street
163
7 The Felt Intervention of Screen
197
8 Screen Saviours
227
10 A Moral Panic Averted
293
11 Comedia delves arbitrarily
319
Epilogue
347
a timeline 1930ndash1993
357
Expansion of media studies ndash the statistics
371
Bibliography
377
Index
401
Back Cover
409

9 SEFT Limited
259

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About the author (2009)

Terry Bolas was active in the Society for Education in Film and Television (SEFT) during the 1960s and early 1970s. He was SEFT's Secretary and a editor of its journal Screen. He has also been a teacher advisor in the Education Department of the British Film Institute.

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