Review of Henri Colt, Silvia Quadrelli, and Lester Friedman, eds., The Picture of Health: Medical Ethics and the Movies: Getting Familiar with the Cinema Education Methodology
Artigo publicado em 10/2011. Local de publicação: The American Journal of Bioethics
A standard approach to an educational book such as The Picture of Health: Medical Ethics and the Movies (edited by Henri Colt, Silvia Quadrelli, and Lester Friedman) usually starts by looking carefully at the contents. The editors come from varied backgrounds (Colt is a pulmonologist, Quadrelli is an oncologist, and Friedman is a well-known media scholar). The contents reveal the editors main purpose and the structure through which they intend to deliver their main message: 80 commentaries on specific clips from a variety of films. Then we move to the preface, which is ordinarily just an overview of the book, including some sort of rationale behind the book and some acknowledgments. Yet the preface of The Picture of Health: Medical Ethics and the Movies is much more than a simple preface; it is actually a brief piece of methodology in cinema education, and its reading is absolutely required for the worthy use of this impressive book.