Now Playing

Designed specifically for instructors who use feature films in their communication courses, Now Playing: Learning Communication Through Film illustrates how communication theory is played out in a variety of situations, using a mass medium that is interactive, familiar, and easily accessible.

Integrating clips from over fifty films, this vibrant, student-friendly resource, available both online and in print, is updated periodically to include not only films that are new in release, but also those films that have just come out on DVD.

Click on the movie titles at left to learn about the communication concepts illustrated in each one. An online forum below invites instructors to post ideas for movies and movie clips to be used in class.

In the printed edition, each entry features details about the scene's context in the film, a brief synopsis, and questions for discussion or written homework assignments. Both student and instructor editions are available in print.

Now Playing can be packaged with any Oxford University Press Communication text at no additional cost. Contact your local OUP sales representative or call 800-280-0280 for more information.

Communication Instructors

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