Item Details

Print View

Reading TV [videorecording]

National Film Board of Canada
Format
Video; VHS
Summary
For many people, especially young viewers, TV is a major source of information and a frame of reference for interpreting experience and the world. "Reading TV" brings together 5 provocative explorations of themes central to any inquiry into television. This introductory resource for media literacy education provides opportunities to think more critically about what we see on television and to develop a better understanding of the most influential and widely disseminated medium of communication. "Watching TV" and "TV tango" focus on the issue of TV violence and its impact on impressionable viewers. "The Bronswick affair" is a lively spoof of television journalism, exposing the excess of consumerism fostered by a steady stream of commercials, and "TV sale" is a channel-surfing tour de force. In "Toys," a commentary-free fantasy about the merchandising of values, a diverting window display of children's playthings takes on ominous overtones.
Director
Christopher Hinton; Ernie Schimdt; Grant Munro; Martine Chatrand
Release Date
1996
Run Time
51 min.
Language
English
Notes
  • Videocassette release of a 1996 production.
  • Videocassette compilation of previously released short films and animation.
  • Some selections in Dolby stereo.
  • Insert provides questions and topics for discussion, related activities and exercises, information resources, contents listing, and synopsis.
Related Title
Watching TV.
TV sale.
Bronswick affair.
Toys.
TV tango.
Contents
  • Watching TV / director, Christopher Hinton ; producer, Marcy Page (4:56)
  • TV sale / director, Ernie Schimdt [sic] ; producers, Don Worobey, John Taylor (10:23)
  • The Bronswick affair / directors, Robert Awad, André Leduc ; producer, René Jodoin (23:35)
  • Toys / director-producer, Grant Munro (7:46)
  • TV tango / director, Martine Chatrand ; producer, Thérèse Descary (3:44).
Published
Montreal, Quebec : The Board, c1996.
Publisher no.
0194 150 National Film Board of Canada
Description
1 videocassette (51 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in. + 1 insert (1 sheet : ill. ; 41 x 26 cm. folded to 21 x 12 cm.)
VHS.
Technical Details
  • Access in Virgo Classic
  • Staff View

    LEADER 02969ngm a2200481Ia 4500
    001 u2754394
    003 SIRSI
    005 19980105145703.0
    007 vfumbahok
    008 970113s1996 quc051 er vleng d
    028
    4
    0
    a| 0194 150 b| National Film Board of Canada
    035
      
      
    a| (Sirsi) o36200180
    035
      
      
    a| (Sirsi) o36200180
    035
      
      
    a| (OCoLC)36200180
    040
      
      
    a| ELW c| ELW
    049
      
      
    a| VA@@
    245
    0
    0
    a| Reading TV h| [videorecording] / c| National Film Board of Canada.
    260
      
      
    a| Montreal, Quebec : b| The Board, c| c1996.
    300
      
      
    a| 1 videocassette (51 min.) : b| sd., col. ; c| 1/2 in. + e| 1 insert (1 sheet : ill. ; 41 x 26 cm. folded to 21 x 12 cm.)
    500
      
      
    a| Videocassette release of a 1996 production.
    500
      
      
    a| Videocassette compilation of previously released short films and animation.
    500
      
      
    a| Some selections in Dolby stereo.
    500
      
      
    a| Insert provides questions and topics for discussion, related activities and exercises, information resources, contents listing, and synopsis.
    505
    0
      
    a| Watching TV / director, Christopher Hinton ; producer, Marcy Page (4:56) -- TV sale / director, Ernie Schimdt [sic] ; producers, Don Worobey, John Taylor (10:23) -- The Bronswick affair / directors, Robert Awad, André Leduc ; producer, René Jodoin (23:35) -- Toys / director-producer, Grant Munro (7:46) -- TV tango / director, Martine Chatrand ; producer, Thérèse Descary (3:44).
    520
      
      
    a| For many people, especially young viewers, TV is a major source of information and a frame of reference for interpreting experience and the world. "Reading TV" brings together 5 provocative explorations of themes central to any inquiry into television. This introductory resource for media literacy education provides opportunities to think more critically about what we see on television and to develop a better understanding of the most influential and widely disseminated medium of communication. "Watching TV" and "TV tango" focus on the issue of TV violence and its impact on impressionable viewers. "The Bronswick affair" is a lively spoof of television journalism, exposing the excess of consumerism fostered by a steady stream of commercials, and "TV sale" is a channel-surfing tour de force. In "Toys," a commentary-free fantasy about the merchandising of values, a diverting window display of children's playthings takes on ominous overtones.
    538
      
      
    a| VHS.
    596
      
      
    a| 3
    650
      
    0
    a| Media literacy.
    650
      
    0
    a| Television and children.
    650
      
    0
    a| Violence on television.
    655
      
    0
    a| Documentary films.
    655
      
    0
    a| Animated films.
    655
      
    0
    a| Short films.
    710
    2
      
    a| National Film Board of Canada.
    740
    0
    2
    a| Watching TV.
    740
    0
    2
    a| TV sale.
    740
    0
    2
    a| Bronswick affair.
    740
    0
    2
    a| Toys.
    740
    0
    2
    a| TV tango.
    999
      
      
    a| VIDEO .VHS9364 w| ALPHANUM i| X004167633 l| VAULT m| CLEMONS t| VIDEO-CASS
▾See more
▴See less

Availability

Google Preview

Google Books Preview
Library Location Map Availability Call Number
Clemons Vault--Ask at circulation desk N/A Available