Useful cinema [electronic resource] /
edited by Charles R. Acland and Haidee Wasson.
Durham [NC] : Duke University Press, 2011.
386 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
9780822349976 (cloth : alk. paper), 9780822350095 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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Durham [NC] : Duke University Press, 2011.
9780822349976 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780822350095 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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Introduction: utility and cinema / Haidee Wasson and Charles R. Acland -- "What a power for education!" : the cinema and sites of learning in the 1930s / Eric Smoodin -- "We can see ourselves as others see us" : women workers and western union's training films in the 1920s / Stephen Groening -- Hollywood's educators : Mark May and Teaching Film Custodians / Charles R. Acland -- Unesco, film, and education : mediating postwar paradigms of communication / Zoƫ Druick -- Health films, cold war, and the production of patriotic audiences : the body fights bacteria (1948) / Kirsten Ostherr -- Projecting the promise of 16mm, 1935-45 / Gregory A. Waller -- A history long overdue : the public library and motion pictures / Jennifer Horne -- Big, fast museums/small, slow movies : film, scale, and the art museum / Haidee Wasson -- Pastoral exhibition : the YMCA motion picture bureau and the transition to 16mm, 1928-39 / Ronald Walter Greene -- "A moving picture of the heavens" : the planetarium space show as useful cinema / Alison Griffiths -- Double vision : World War II, racial uplift, and the all-American newsreel's pedagogical address / Joseph Clark -- Mechanical craftsmanship : amateurs making practical films / Charles Tepperman -- Experimental film as useless cinema / Michael Zryd.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [343]-364) and index.

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