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The lure of the motion picture is one that touches millions of people worldwide. It transcends political, religious, cultural, and national boundaries. The basic component of this lure is the actual experience of viewing a motion picture. People go to the cinema for many reasons, mainly for entertainment, but watching a motion picture also satisfies certain psychological needs such as belonging, participation, and fantasy role playing. For the majority of people the role of viewer is their only involvement with motion pictures. There is, however, a select group of people for whom the act of viewing is merely a catalyst for further involvement in motion pictures. Some may dream of becoming an actor or actress, others may aspire to be film critics and historians, and then there are those who desire an active participation in the production process. It is with the latter that the focus of this study begins to develop.

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Master of Arts in Education


Department of Curriculum and Instruction

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Roger A. Kueter


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