meanwhile in the “real” world…

March 1, 2009 § 1 Comment

…there’s teaching to be done and this and that and I haven’t been able to update this blog as often as I’d want. But I’m working on the following, teaching-related topics — a list of coming attractions:

  • a personal note on film in the classroom — what’s a teacher to do with such obvious films as Hollywood classical films ?
  • help me, my students are trapped ! — or project notes on how to join the flat classroom project
  • educators discuss film in the classroom — in the 1920s

and I haven’t forgotten my “Released Today” series, looking at a silent film released on a a given day in the 1920s (though I did miss Valentine’s Day, I had entries for Dec. 4 and for Christmas Day) . It’s more fun if it falls on a famous date, but there’s lots to be learnt in any case from audiences reaction and priming, to distribution patterns, to reviving forgotten films that illuminate tastes and silent film pleasures…Potential targets: March 17, St Patrick’s Day, or April 1.

4,800 people (and counting, one hopes, with humble gratitude) can’t be wrong, so keep checking this blog !

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