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Gone with McLuhan

by Barbara Battle — 1967

Art and music are the only arts which have generally been granted academic respectability. What chance is there, then, for that art which is not only popular but is also inextricably linked to "big business"? Hopefully, there may be an institution somewhere which will care enough to try to discover an American Bazin—someone who loves "movies", knowledgeably; who hasn't become embroiled in "lineality in the equitone way" as "a strategy of self-defense;" who has an exuberant and contagious enthusiasm for film that both challenges and provokes; who recognizes, understands, and appreciates the virtues and vices of a popular art that is both a soporific and a stimulant; and who, equally with his love of the medium, loves to teach—and is good at it!

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 69 Number 3, 1967, p. 281-283
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 1958, Date Accessed: 7/22/2018 12:21:36 PM

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