Mass society and popular culture
Many aspects of our popular culture are discussed provocatively by Max Lerner and five Brandeis students: Is the quality of culture higher today than a century ago? What distinction should be made between folk culture and popular culture? Do the people in control of our means of culture purposely keep the levels low? Have the cultural media tried to raise the level? What is the state of the artist today? How does the desire to make money affect the quality of creative work? Will giving the artist more freedom uplift our cultural standards? Can a popular culture be “creative?” Does low taste have a place in our society?
WGBH-TV; The Lowell Institute Cooperative Broadcasting Council; Max Lerner; Lewis Barlow; Timothy Elliott; Marc Lubin; Donna Medoff; Martin Peretz; Esther Kartiganer
National Educational Television; Indiana University Audio-Visual Center
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1 Film (0:29:27); 16mm
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IULMIA Film Database: 40000003366715; Other: GR00423810; MDPI Barcode: 40000003366715
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