The Eyes of the Movie


Read by Chuck Williamson

(5 stars; 2 reviews)

"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." (Summary by ChuckW) (1 hr 51 min)

Chapters

Section 1 20:04 Read by Chuck Williamson
Section Two 17:47 Read by Chuck Williamson
Section Three 46:00 Read by Chuck Williamson
Section Four 27:41 Read by Chuck Williamson

Reviews

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(5 stars)

What a fabulous reading of this brilliant critique of but one section of the Fourth Branch of the United States Government (aka The Media)! I thank Chuck Williamson for his reading. Harry Alan Potamkin's 'The Eyes of the Movie' really should be read as standard curriculum in schools today. If only it had been read in schools since the date of its publication, perhaps we'd be living in a better world today...