Mental Hygiene: Better Living Through Classroom Films 1945-1970

Mental Hygiene: Better Living Through Classroom Films 1945-1970 Best Read || [Ken Smith] - Mental Hygiene: Better Living Through Classroom Films 1945-1970, Mental Hygiene Better Living Through Classroom Films After scouring obscure educational films for nine years the author offers a fascinating stroll down memory lane via the hundreds of films designed to keep public school children on the straight and n
  • Title: Mental Hygiene: Better Living Through Classroom Films 1945-1970
  • Author: Ken Smith
  • ISBN: 9780922233212
  • Page: 312
  • Format: Paperback

Mental Hygiene: Better Living Through Classroom Films 1945-1970 Best Read || [Ken Smith], Mental Hygiene: Better Living Through Classroom Films 1945-1970, Ken Smith, Mental Hygiene Better Living Through Classroom Films After scouring obscure educational films for nine years the author offers a fascinating stroll down memory lane via the hundreds of films designed to keep public school children on the straight and narrow track between and photos Mental Hygiene: Better Living Through Classroom Films 1945-1970 Best Read || [Ken Smith] - Mental Hygiene: Better Living Through Classroom Films 1945-1970, Mental Hygiene Better Living Through Classroom Films After scouring obscure educational films for nine years the author offers a fascinating stroll down memory lane via the hundreds of films designed to keep public school children on the straight and n
  • Mental Hygiene: Better Living Through Classroom Films 1945-1970 Best Read || [Ken Smith]
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Mental Hygiene: Better Living Through Classroom Films 1945-1970

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  1. Ok, I got into a v services because of these films In fact, I remember recording the NPR broadcast reviewing this book and interviewing the author from my radio to a cassette player because it featured clips of these movies A decade passed and I could see of these movies on Something Weird but never remembered there was a book to go with the clips Then I listened to that old cassette and decided to borrow this book YEARS after first learning about it OMG I am SO glad I didn t borrow this in the [...]


  2. I m a bit disappointed I was hoping for a review of a few of the well recognized films of the time period with accompanying discussion of the rationale behind filming and whether or not the film was successful in delivering its message But this is a catalog of short descriptions about several films I did appreciate the brief overviews of the different mental hygiene genres at the beginning, but I wish that style of writing had taken up of the book.


  3. Wow I am a big fan of all those old classroom films from the 40 s to the 70 s, films such as Duack and Cover, Shy GUY, and Feep off the Grass They all appear very dopey and ridicolous compared to what youth are like today These films make you think of Beaver and Wally Cleaver Many of them cater to the notion that the 1950 s were just hunky dory Many of the films discussed in this book are avaible online.


  4. i didn t realize this was half lowkey analysis history i thought hoped it would be closer to all w the second half acting as a compendium of some mental hygiene titles, and for a second i was kind of mad about that because i have a whole internet here to enlighten me but the chance of me enlightening myself is pretty slim and the chance of me watching most of the included films is also very slim


  5. I m old enough to remember the thrill of actually seeing a movie in class and they were always these cheesy ephemeral films from companies like Coronet You can read about them in this great book or even download some of the best through Rick Prelinger s archive, now at the Library of Congress Visit link archive details openso and relive your 60s childhood.


  6. Interesting work about educational films Not just another humor book about a kitschy period of US history, but a semi serious look into the world of the filmmakers and companies who shot and sold the films as well.


  7. An excellent history of the film shorts shown in schools from 1945 1970 The book is funny, because it can t help but be given the goofy, corny, silly subject matter, but it s also interesting, informative, and respectful of something that was taken very seriously in its time Well done.


  8. Not a completely silly mockery of campy nostalgia, like a lot of James Lileks stuff This one involves a lot of actual research, description, and analysis You might actually learn something


  9. A guide through some of the educational films used to shape character, teach manners and scare kids away from sex, drugs and bad manners I was surprised at how many of them I remembered


  10. Not a snarky review of these films, but a academic type review of the films, the time period, the studios, etc Interesting but a little dry.





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