How to be a Man (DVD)
Directed by (various)
HOW TO BE A MAN Instructions for Proper Male Behavior from Classroom Films of the 1940s -'70s.
From the AV/Geeks Film Library
For centuries, parents have struggled to usher their children through the magical, often treacherous, journey to adulthood. But in mid-century America, a new form of tutelage was engineered: the classroom film. Suddenly, the prickly issues of sexual development and juvenile delinquency could be addressed in tidy, ten-minute sermons disguised as dramas. To deal with the subtleties of behavior and the importance of fitting in, "social guidance" films were made on such topics as coping with failure (Planning For Success) and teasing (The Other Fellow's Feelings).
The films in this collection - curated and introduced by Skip Elsheimer, founder of the A/V Geeks educational film archive - sample some of the lessons that were routinely taught to boys. In them, one sees slices of Americana, discovers the world of educational cinema (with a language all its own), and gains an insight into the hopes and fears of the parents and educators who relied on the power of cinema to initiate, educate and indoctrinate the young.
- Fears of Children
International Film Foundation
1951 B&W 27 Min.
- Am I Trustworthy?
Coronet 1950 B&W 10 Min.
- Act Your Age
Coronet 1949 B&W 12 Min.
- The Other Fellow's Feelings
Centron 1951 B&W 8 Min.
- Your Body During Adolescence
McGraw-Hill 1954 B&W 11 Min.
- The Show-off
Centron 1954 B&W 11 Min.
- Planning For Success
Coronet 1950 B&W 10 Min.
- Moment of Decision
Sid Davis Prods. 1961 Color 10 Min.
Narrated by Timothy Farrell
- Car Theft
Bray-Mar 1956 B&W 14 Min.
- Dance Little Children
Centron 1961 Color 25 Min.
- The Decision Is Yours
Calvin Productions 1970 Color 30 Min.
This collection was mastered from vintage 16mm prints circulated among schools and rescued, decades later, by collectors. The image and sound quality of these orphan films do not conform to Kino's usual standard.
Curated by Skip Elsheimer.
Produced for video by Bret Wood.
DVD Extras Include:
- From Rugs to Riches
Thomas Craven Prods. Color 15 Min.
A training film for the adult man,
starring Jonathan Winters
- Interview with A/V Geeks
founder Skip Elsheimer
Interested in bringing How to be a Man to your school or library? If you'd like to have an in-class viewing, on-campus screening, or purchase the DVD for your library's collection, please contact Estelle Grosso or call (212) 629-6880 with your request.
How to be a Man may also be available with Public Performance Rights (PPR) and Digital Site Licensing (DSL) for colleges and universities. To purchase the DVD with PPR or DSL, please contact Estelle Grosso or call (212) 629-6880. Click here to learn more at Kino Lorber Edu.
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