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Words and Pictures

Written by Gerald Di Pego, directed by Fred Schepisi, 2013, Latitude Productions and Lascaux Films (Santa Monica, CA, and Dallas, 111 minutes, rated PG-13)

Abstract

This is a review of the 2013 film Words and Pictures. Surprisingly, the film is not about justifying a role for the humanities in education but, rather, a battle to determine which is more valuable—literature or art?. At a time when many schools question if these have any value at all, this film uses passionate and afflicted teachers to explore which is most important and finds valuable intersections between the two.

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  1. Bramstedt, K.A. 2014. Trapped in my own labyrinth: Poetry spawned by vertigo, revised ed., iTunes ed. Gold Coast, Australia: Salvataggio Press.

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The author is an Associate Editor at the Journal of Bioethical Inquiry but was not involved in the peer-review process for this manuscript.

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Correspondence to Katrina A. Bramstedt.

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Bramstedt, K.A. Words and Pictures . Bioethical Inquiry 12, 357–358 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11673-015-9624-x

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Keywords

  • Art
  • Literature
  • Education
  • Plagiarism
  • Alcoholism
  • Sexual harassment