John E. Conklin's Campus Life in the Movies: A Critical Survey from the Silent PDF

By John E. Conklin

Hollywood movies have awarded audiences with tales of campus lifestyles for almost a century, shaping renowned perceptions of our schools and universities and the scholars who attend them. those depictions of campus existence have even altered the attitudes of the scholars themselves, serving as either a replicate of and a version for habit. you'll in basic terms think what number highschool seniors input collage at the present time with the hopes of dwelling the proverbial Animal House or PCU Greek event, or what percentage have frightened over the SAT and school admissions after gazing newer videos like 2004’s The ideal Score.
This e-book explores topics of school lifestyles in 681 live-action, theatrically published, feature-length motion pictures set within the usa and published from 1915 via 2006, comparing how those videos either mirrored and distorted the truth of undergraduate life.
issues comprise collage admissions, the freshman event, educational paintings, professor-student family, pupil romance, fraternity and sorority lifestyles, activities, political activism, and different extracurricular actions. The booklet additionally contains a entire filmography and sixty six illustrations.

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