Comments: The Movies- Constructions Of Reality And Sources Of Metaphors

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Moore Prof Willis H A, Honolulu Ha  whamoore@hawaii.rr.com     04/21/01
MOVIES IN PRISON
Besides University level teaching, adjunct faculty of Chaminade University, teaching in the prison has brought movies to the fore. Many in prison have short attention spans, are used to watching a crt in most of their life...in short, inmates love movies. While Benjamin deals with "certain well-known/remembered" films, there is a wider-range of films which can do as he suggests. One problem with my Corrections Education colleagues is the tendency to show a film and send the inmates 'home.' The crucial element is the capable interpretation by the teacher...talking through the film. This makes life 'difficult' given the sometimes short (and shortened) timeframes. I heartily endorse, however, the concluding the concluding paragraph!! Willis H A Moore a certified mediator