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Thus the histories of the older cultural forms to be found in this interesting anthology are )] TJ ET BT 34.016 216.299 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(pitched not merely as worthwhile objects of rediscovery in their own right but also as enlightening )] TJ ET BT 34.016 202.043 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(precursors of the media surrounding and saturating the lives of modern readers.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 175.787 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(That any truly ample history of ?film?, as something more than merely a technological upgrade of )] TJ ET BT 34.016 161.531 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(19th?century literary appreciation, must embrace the full range of uses to which it has been put is a point )] TJ ET BT 34.016 147.275 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(that deserves making repeatedly, so often is it missed. And these uses both include and extend far beyond )] TJ ET BT 34.016 133.019 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(?art? and ?entertainment? to ?utility? of many kinds. This book joins a select but growing body of literature, )] TJ ET BT 34.016 118.763 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(on and offline, driven by such insights to flesh out the many missing details of this more inclusive history of )] TJ ET BT 34.016 104.507 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(the screen that is waiting to be written, and to draw initial cultural conclusions from these historical findings. )] TJ ET BT 34.016 90.251 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Among printed works, the most obvious comparable current publication is Vinzenz Hediger and Patrick )] TJ ET BT 34.016 75.995 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Vonderau?s edited collection )] TJ ET BT 176.984 75.995 Td /F2 12.0 Tf [(Films That Work: Industrial Film and the Productivity of Media)] TJ ET BT 485.312 75.995 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(, which is cited )] TJ ET BT 34.016 61.739 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(by Charles R. Acland and Haidee Wasson in their introduction to )] TJ ET BT 349.976 61.739 Td /F2 12.0 Tf [(Useful Cinema)] TJ ET BT 421.640 61.739 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(. However, the former book, )] TJ ET BT 34.016 584.699 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(Review Number:)] TJ ET BT 34.016 570.443 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(1300)] TJ ET BT 34.016 556.187 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(Publish date:)] TJ ET BT 34.016 541.931 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Thursday, 16 August, 2012)] TJ ET BT 34.016 527.675 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(Editor:)] TJ ET BT 34.016 513.419 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Charles R. 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The latter?s greater concern is with )] TJ ET BT 358.928 782.213 Td /F2 12.0 Tf [(pedagogical)] TJ ET BT 418.256 782.213 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [( uses of film, mainly in the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 767.957 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(USA \(and to a lesser extent Canada, where the editors and several of their contributors are based\).)] TJ ET BT 34.016 741.701 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(The main body of this book is divided into three parts. The first, ?Celluloid Classrooms?, contains five close )] TJ ET BT 34.016 727.445 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(studies of the use of film for ? broadly or narrowly ? educational purposes. Eric Smoodin?s opening chapter )] TJ ET BT 34.016 713.189 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(analyses, clearly and effectively, the deployment of film in American schools of the 1930s. His account of )] TJ ET BT 34.016 698.933 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(the exhibition of feature films on classroom projectors is instructively interwoven with broader histories both )] TJ ET BT 34.016 684.677 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(of the aesthetic appreciation of cinema and of the American education system itself. Smoodin?s contribution )] TJ ET BT 34.016 670.421 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(helpfully contextualises and complements Acland?s own, in a chapter in which the co-editor deepens )] TJ ET BT 34.016 656.165 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(readers? engagement with certain themes that Smoodin has suggested, while focusing their attention on )] TJ ET BT 34.016 641.909 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(additional, unfamiliar historical details, in particular the telling career of film educationalist Mark May. The )] TJ ET BT 34.016 627.653 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(other three chapters in this first section slot a little less smoothly alongside these two, though all three )] TJ ET BT 34.016 613.397 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(contain fascinating information. Stephen Groening?s history of Western Union?s 1920s training films for )] TJ ET BT 34.016 599.141 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(predominantly female staff might have wandered in from )] TJ ET BT 311.960 599.141 Td /F2 12.0 Tf [(Films That Work)] TJ ET BT 393.296 599.141 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(. Zo Druick?s study of )] TJ ET BT 34.016 584.885 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(UNESCO?s post-war use of film as an educational medium is unsurprisingly the most internationalist essay )] TJ ET BT 34.016 570.629 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(in the book. Concerned with more or less the same period, Kirsten Osther writes of American health films, )] TJ ET BT 34.016 556.373 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(and includes one of the book?s relatively few close accounts of a single work, )] TJ ET BT 410.936 556.373 Td /F2 12.0 Tf [(The Body Fights Bacteria )] TJ ET BT 34.016 542.117 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(\(1948\).)] TJ ET BT 34.016 515.861 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Part two, ?Civic circuits?, expressly turns its sights upon the exhibition of film and, to a lesser extent, its )] TJ ET BT 34.016 501.605 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(distribution. Gregory Waller leads with a solid history of the all-important 16mm gauge, focusing both on )] TJ ET BT 34.016 487.349 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(the technology itself and on the ways in which it was advertised to potential users, between 1935 and 1944. )] TJ ET BT 34.016 473.093 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Those years, he argues, constituted the tipping point for 16mm?s success as the ?killer app? transforming )] TJ ET BT 34.016 458.837 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(access to a range of screen content in a variety of places outside commercial cinemas. Jennifer Horne, co-)] TJ ET BT 34.016 444.581 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(editor Wasson and Alison Griffiths then take turns to examine three of those non-theatrical spaces: )] TJ ET BT 34.016 430.325 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(respectively, libraries, museums and planetaria, in chapters straddling intricate empirical research and )] TJ ET BT 34.016 416.069 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(suggestive cultural theory. Griffiths, in particular, deploys an ambitious, sometimes surprising range of )] TJ ET BT 34.016 401.813 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(cultural references. One other chapter in this part of the book, by Ronald Walter Greene, is concerned as )] TJ ET BT 34.016 387.557 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(much with distribution infrastructure as with exhibition practices: specifically, the films office of the pre-war )] TJ ET BT 34.016 373.301 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(YMCA.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 347.045 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(That production should have to wait until )] TJ ET BT 235.676 347.045 Td /F2 12.0 Tf [(after )] TJ ET BT 261.344 347.045 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(distribution and exhibition for dedicated treatment \(in the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 332.789 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(form of part three, ?Making useful films?\), is a bold and significant move on the editors? part. It is also )] TJ ET BT 34.016 318.533 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(treated in lesser detail, as this section contains only three essays, and rather lacks for one with the breadth of )] TJ ET BT 34.016 304.277 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Smoodin and Waller?s opening essays in parts one and two respectively. Again, however, the breadth of )] TJ ET BT 34.016 290.021 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(focus is appealingly varied. Joseph Clark gives us a closely engaged case study of the African-American )] TJ ET BT 34.016 275.765 Td /F2 12.0 Tf [(All-American Newsreel)] TJ ET BT 146.336 275.765 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(. Charles Tepperman treats a bigger theme, and another one revealing continuities )] TJ ET BT 34.016 261.509 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(with new media: the making of ?useful? movies by non-professional filmmakers. The book?s final chapter, )] TJ ET BT 34.016 247.253 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(by Michael Zryd, reflects its abiding concern with the history of film as a potent introduction to aspects of )] TJ ET BT 34.016 232.997 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(the history of formal education. Noting the frequent reliance of experimental filmmaking on institutional )] TJ ET BT 34.016 218.741 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(academic support, he knowingly advances the seemingly self-contradictory hypothesis that it is the very lack )] TJ ET BT 34.016 204.485 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(of overt ?utility? in avant-garde film that has driven its pedagogical application in certain, admittedly )] TJ ET BT 34.016 190.229 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(intellectually sophisticated, contexts.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 163.973 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(It?s to be hoped that cohesive longitudinal national histories not just of the American but of other ?useful )] TJ ET BT 34.016 149.717 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(cinemas? will come along in due course. In the meantime, collections like these serve the cause well by )] TJ ET BT 34.016 135.461 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(harvesting so much generally unfamiliar material. Though edited collections always run the risk of being )] TJ ET BT 34.016 121.205 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(excessively fragmentary, it?s a hazard that this volume steers reasonably clear of. The cumulative impact of )] TJ ET BT 34.016 106.949 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(its largely self-contained studies of particular periods, themes and institutions must rest in part on the extent )] TJ ET BT 34.016 92.693 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(to which, without over-obvious editorial contrivance, interesting resonances emerge in the spaces between )] TJ ET BT 34.016 78.437 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(them. Important recurring themes do indeed surface to make this collection rather more than the sum of its )] TJ ET BT 34.016 64.181 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(parts. Perhaps the most notable is the extent to which American educationalists were served not just with )] TJ ET BT 34.016 49.925 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(film content expressly designed for their professional use but also with Hollywood entertainments )] TJ ET endstream endobj 16 0 obj << /Type /Page /Parent 3 0 R /Annots [ 18 0 R ] /Contents 17 0 R >> endobj 17 0 obj << /Length 6804 >> stream 0.000 0.000 0.000 rg 0.502 0.502 0.502 RG 0.75 w 0 J [ ] 0 d BT 34.016 796.469 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(repurposed for their ?utility?, whether in the cultivation of film appreciation itself or in the teaching of other )] TJ ET BT 34.016 782.213 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(subjects. The complex historical and theoretical relationships between the divergent forms occupying )] TJ ET BT 34.016 767.957 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(\(roughly\) the ?same? educational space is a potent theme that should lend itself to much further work. That )] TJ ET BT 34.016 753.701 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(several essays, notably Smoodin?s, should extensively refer to mainstream as much as to specialist films, in )] TJ ET BT 34.016 739.445 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(the context of specialist )] TJ ET BT 150.668 739.445 Td /F2 12.0 Tf [(use)] TJ ET BT 166.664 739.445 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(, should also help to attract a few readers who know they?re interested in the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 725.189 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(former but don?t ? yet ? know that they might become hooked by the latter.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 698.933 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(\(In parenthesis, it?s worth pointing to a contrast between the relationship of mainstream to specialist )] TJ ET BT 34.016 684.677 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(productions on either side of the Atlantic. Industrially speaking, there is a fairly, if not a uniformly, sharp )] TJ ET BT 34.016 670.421 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(contrast to be drawn between Hollywood studios and specialist educational ? and industrial ? producers and )] TJ ET BT 34.016 656.165 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(distributors. Here in Britain, however, and in some other European countries with middle-sized rather than )] TJ ET BT 34.016 641.909 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(massive commercial film industries, there was considerably greater crossover, especially across the middle )] TJ ET BT 34.016 627.653 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(decades of the last century. Not only was the sponsored film integral to the British film business: arguably )] TJ ET BT 34.016 613.397 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(its vitality was the very thing that stabilised the infrastructure supporting the national film industry as a )] TJ ET BT 34.016 599.141 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(whole\).)] TJ ET BT 34.016 572.885 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(As with the Hediger and Vonderau book mentioned earlier, the unity of a work such as this must also depend )] TJ ET BT 34.016 558.629 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(in part on the extent to which the editors succeed in using their introduction to establish a cohesive )] TJ ET BT 34.016 544.373 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(conceptual framework for the rest of the book. As already noted they start on a strong note. A little too much )] TJ ET BT 34.016 530.117 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(of what they go on to say, however, takes the form of tortuous academic prose, obscuring or weighing down )] TJ ET BT 34.016 515.861 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(concepts \(not least, that of ?useful cinema? itself\), whose explanatory power and potential impact should rest )] TJ ET BT 34.016 501.605 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(not on convoluted complexity but on self-confident simplicity. Sample sentence: ?We offer useful cinema as )] TJ ET BT 34.016 487.349 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(a provocative paradigm that is meant to be neither theoretically nor ideologically unidimensional?. While )] TJ ET BT 34.016 473.093 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(both editors write more straightforwardly in their own individually contributed essays, the book as a whole )] TJ ET BT 34.016 458.837 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(is somewhat let down by a heavily ?academic? feel ? and look. This is a common failing of books stepping )] TJ ET BT 34.016 444.581 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(outside the canon to tell relatively unfamiliar film-historical stories, especially when those stories primarily )] TJ ET BT 34.016 430.325 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(revolve around unglamorous non-fiction genres. Elizabeth Lebas? 2011 book )] TJ ET BT 407.948 430.325 Td /F2 12.0 Tf [(Forgotten Futures)] TJ ET BT 496.280 430.325 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(, about )] TJ ET BT 34.016 416.069 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(British municipal cinema, is a good \(if undoubtedly expensively produced\) recent example of how to make a )] TJ ET BT 34.016 401.813 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(similar, and similarly obscure, subject visually appealing and hence much more accessible. )] TJ ET BT 34.016 375.557 Td /F2 12.0 Tf [(Useful Cinema)] TJ ET BT 105.680 375.557 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [( is itself, then, a most useful text but one that clips its own utility a little more than it needed )] TJ ET BT 34.016 361.301 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(to. Being so intimately and correctly concerned with the clarity, the width of dissemination, and the popular )] TJ ET BT 34.016 347.045 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(penetration of knowledge and ideas, it is ironic that its own persuasive power should be so unlikely, in the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 332.789 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(short term, to extend far beyond an already-committed specialist audience. As already implied, the latent )] TJ ET BT 34.016 318.533 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(power of this book derives from its repeated recognition of undeniable facts too long obscured, or absurdly )] TJ ET BT 34.016 304.277 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(overlooked. ?Useful cinema?, it makes abundantly clear, was a formative facet of the screen childhoods of )] TJ ET BT 34.016 290.021 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(today?s older generation of North Americans. That it should prove precursor, to boot, of so much of what?s )] TJ ET BT 34.016 275.765 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(now taken for granted by their grandchildren, as fixtures of )] TJ ET BT 320.948 275.765 Td /F2 12.0 Tf [(their)] TJ ET BT 343.616 275.765 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [( surrounding audio-visual landscape, only )] TJ ET BT 34.016 261.509 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(adds to its fascination. So why limit the appeal of so resonant a story to a readership of fellow professional )] TJ ET BT 34.016 247.253 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(academics? 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