16mm films; the argument continues

Thu, 18 Jul 1996 19:15:43 -0500 (CDT)

Since this same argument was posted TWICE to videolib, I think a contrary view
should be expressed:

Paraphrasing: Since students have already seen movies on a big screen in a
movie theater, there is really not much need for classroom films in a film
studdy course to be shown on a big screen, as they can interpolate their movie
going experience in theaters on to the videotape prints we'll show them in the
interest of budgetary concerns.

And similarly, I suppose, an art history course could show Xeroxed prints on
3x5 cards of the masterpiece paintings under discussion, since the students
have the chance to view other paintings on the wall at a museum, and can extend
that experience to their viewing of the xeroxes?

I guess I could go on with other comparisons and absurd paralells, but I think
I have already violated Netiquette with the use of sarcasm. Please excuse. I
feel strongly about the importance of seeing works of art, film or otherwise,
in as close to their original form as possible.

Ron Green
vax : rongreen@aardvark.ucs.uoknor.edu
OU : rongreen@uoknor.edu

Greetings from Norman, Oklahoma.