Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Portland's "Refugee from Occupied Hollywood": Andries Deinum, his Center for the Moving Image, and Film Education in the United States
by Petrocelli, Heather Oriana, M.A., Portland State University, 2012, 136; 1534476
Abstract (Summary)

Two years after Dutch émigré Andries Deinum was fired from the University of Southern California in 1955 for refusing to cooperate with the House Un-American Activities Committee, he moved to Portland, Oregon to teach film courses through the Portland Extension Center. By 1969 he had become integral to the local film community and had formed Portland State University's Center for the Moving Image (CMI), where he and Tom Taylor taught film history, criticism, and production for the next thirteen years. Although CMI was eliminated in 1981 as part of PSU's financial exigency, CMI's teachers and students have been a vital part of the thriving film community in Portland since its foundation. A key former student and figure in Portland's film community, Dr. Brooke Jacobson credits Deinum, Taylor, and CMI for laying the foundation for the Northwest Film Center (co-founded by Jacobson in 1971 as the Northwest Film Study Center). Through archival research and oral history methodology, this thesis pieces together Andries Deinum's role in the development of film education in the United States and the mark he left on Portland's cultural landscape, specifically the city's vital and thriving cinematic community.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Barber, Katrine
Commitee: Belco, Victoria, Johnson, David, Paschild, Cristine
School: Portland State University
Department: History
School Location: United States -- Oregon
Source: MAI 51/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: American history, History, Film studies
Keywords: Andries deinum, Center for the moving image, Film education, Portland state university, Public history, Tom taylor
Publication Number: 1534476
ISBN: 9781267944351
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