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Cinematic Competence and Directorial Persona in Film School: A Study of Socialization and Cultural Production

  title={Cinematic Competence and Directorial Persona in Film School: A Study of Socialization and Cultural Production},
  author={Lisa Helen Henderson},
This thesis examines the role of professional socialization in cultural production, particularly in the popular arts. Based on ethnographic fieldwork in a graduate program of narrative filmmaking, it asks "what is taught and what is learned in film school?" and answers those questions through an account of two critical domains in film school practice: aesthetic repertoires (including narrative and stylistic competence in cinema), and the social identity of the student director. It also… 
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