Re: Teaching film [Was: Experimental films showing at various Universities]

From: Jim Carlile (email suppressed)
Date: Wed Dec 03 2008 - 18:20:27 PST

In a message dated 12/3/2008 8:19:26 A.M. Pacific Standard Time,
email suppressed writes:

In my lifetime, the influence of experimental film on mainstream media has
been tremendous. This will continue for quite some time.

Not trying to be contentious, but how has it been lately? -- since, say, the
last 20 years? I'm a little out-of-touch with modern day experimental film
because I didn't know it still existed!
As to the kids-- we're living in a reactionary age, so it's natural that
young people-- or anyone else-- is not interested in anything that is
challenging or off-the-scale. This is a big problem in every field. Nobody asks
questions any more, and even worse, they don't like it when somebody else does,
Been in a college class lately whenever another student starts rocking the
boat? The kids go nuts in outrage and annoyance. They get really turned off.
It's a case of, 'the facts please, just the facts.' That doesn't leave much
room for trail blazing or the study of the same, no?
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