Politics as Pedagogy and Pedagogy as Politics


Ironically, one of the most legendary of early film curricula was never actually put into effect. In the papers of the influential film critic Henry Alan Potamkin—who died tragically of abdominal hemorrhaging at age thirty-three in 1933—there was found “A Proposal for a School of the Motion Picture,” and this project has garnered an important reputation over the years.


Scenes of Instruction: The Beginnings of the U.S. Study of Film (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2007): ch. 5