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The cinema hypothesis : teaching cinema in the classroom and beyond

Author: Alain Bergala; Madeline Whittle
Publisher: Vienna : Österreichisches Filmmuseum : Synema, Gesellschaft für Film und Medien, [2016] ©2016
Series: FilmmuseumSynemaPublikationen, 28.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Alain Bergala's The cinema hypothesis is a seminal text on the potentials, possibilities, and problems of bringing film to schools and other educational contexts. It is also the passionate confirmation of a love for cinema and an effort to think of education differently. This book stages a dialogue between larger concepts of cinema and a hands-on approach to teaching cinema. Its detailed insights derive from the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alain Bergala; Madeline Whittle
ISBN: 9783901644672 3901644679
OCLC Number: 947145552
Notes: Originally published in French as: L'hypothèse cinéma. [Paris] : Cahiers du cinéma, ©2002.
"This book was published in collaboration with the British Film Institute, Scottish Film Education, and Creative Scotland"--Title page verso.
Description: 131 pages : 20 cm
Contents: Introduction : film education and film curatorship --
The experience has been rewarding --
The hypothesis --
State of things, states of mind --
Cinema in childhood --
One hundred films for an alternative culture --
Towards a pedagogy of fragments : excerpts in conversation --
Towards a "creative analysis" --
Creating in the classroom : stepping into creative practice --
Alejandro Bachmann in conversation with Alain Bergala : "To talk and write about films and to teach cinema are the last and only forms of resistance against consumption and amnesia."
Series Title: FilmmuseumSynemaPublikationen, 28.
Other Titles: Hypothèse cinéma.
Responsibility: Alain Bergala ; translated from the French by Madeline Whittle.

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"Alain Bergala's The cinema hypothesis is a seminal text on the potentials, possibilities, and problems of bringing film to schools and other educational contexts. It is also the passionate confirmation of a love for cinema and an effort to think of education differently. This book stages a dialogue between larger concepts of cinema and a hands-on approach to teaching cinema. Its detailed insights derive from the author's own experiences as a teacher, critic, filmmaker and advisor to the French Minister of Education. Bergala, who also served as chief editor of Cahiers du cinéma, promotes an understanding of film as an autonomous art form that has to be taught accordingly. Confronting young people with cinema can create friction with established norms and serve as a productive rupture for both institution and pupil: perhaps more than any other art form, the cinema enables a lived, intimate experience of otherness"--Back cover.

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The ingenuity of the book doesn't primarily lie in its value for educational purposes but in the ideas it formulates about the essence, theory and practice of film.--Jugend Ohne Film The Cinema Read more...

 
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