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The Eyes of the Movie

by Henry Alan Potamkin

"The movie was born in the laboratory and reared in the counting-house. It is a benevolent monster of four I's: Inventor, Investor, Impresario, Imperialist." So begins Harry Alan Potamkin's The Eyes of the Movie, a posthumously published indictment of Hollywood. It is a savage socialist critique of the film industry, its practices, and products. Potamkin takes aim at the "conservative element" infiltrating Hollywood's dream factory, investigating mainstream cinema's double function as propaganda and "passing amusement."

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Harry A. Potamkin was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 10 April 1900, and died on 19 July 1933 in New York City. Potamkin was a pioneer in early American . 

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