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My skepticism about vo-tech film training is not a concern for "film studies" w
hich the litterateurs among us will keep flourishing.
 
Rather it is a concern about whether the United States needs yet another conser
vatory to supply the "film industry."  If there is a need for such a facility,
perhaps the industry could (should) support it.  Every once in a while, I fanta
size about how well AFI and UCLA could be supported with, say, one-tenth of one
 percent of annual film grosses.  The phenomenally successful films would not m
iss it while the amount would not make any difference to recoupment for the les
s successful films.
 
It is more than a little ironic   that Howard Suber who is leading the charge w
as trained and built his reputation in academe as a critic-historian.
 
As they say -- That's Show Business.