Cinema should be given the same status in the classroom as English literature, the producer of Four Weddings and a Funeral, Les Misrables and the Bridget Jones films told TES. "If you think of every aspect of literature, from trash to high literature, film is exactly the same," Eric Fellner said. "It deals with all human emotions. But it's very much seen as a secondary form of storytelling." Mr Fellner is the chair of Into Film, a new charity that encourages schools to provide opportunities for pupils to view, discuss and make films. The Into Film Festival is on 4-21 November and will be accompanied by resources published on the TES website. Go to www.intofilm.org or www.tesconnect.comintofilm
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