(Ch. 4) Interview Assignment – due 9.29.16

  • Assignment *Due September 29 by 11:59 pm: Interview someone over 55-years old and write a 500-700 word report/story capturing his/her movie history.
  • You should get the person’s name, age, race, gender, town of residency. You should also list oldgoats-master1050the date of the interview.

Questions for consideration (you may use all or any of these – this is just a starting point)

  1. What was one of the first films you remember watching in a theatre?
  2. What do you remember about those early film experiences (food, type of theatre, friends, family, how you felt, etc.)?
  3. Did you watch many films growing up? If so, what films were you drawn to?
  4. Did you ever go to Drive-In Movies when you were younger? What do you remember about those?
  5. Do you remember when the event films like “Jaws” and “Star Wars” when they were in 140811909theatres? Tell me about those memories.
  6. When HBO, Showtime & VCRs were readily available, did that change how you went to see movies? Or which ones you went to see in a theatre?
  7. Did you ever go rent movies from a video store? If so, how did you approach deciding what to choose to watch? With all those choices?
  8. How and where do you watch most of your movies now (theatres, DVD rentals, streaming, etc)?
  9. What kinds of films do you watch now? Do you feel those tastes have changed much face9686a126c31e936870d7c956b970in the past 20 years?
  10. How often do you go to theatres now to see films? How different is that from how you experienced films 25 years ago? What do you attribute the change to (if there is one)?
  11. What’s the last film you watched in a movie theatre?
  12. Any other comments about your movie going experience/history that you think is important, or that you’d like to share?
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    1. noeltmanning says:

      I enjoyed your interview Christian

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    1. noeltmanning says:

      I always liked “Viva Las Vegas ” as well. Awesome tune. Woody Allen, Hitchcock, Scorsese, Kevin Smith … great taste. Your dad had his “Own” video section – how awesome is that. I love his thoughts on the personal interaction of the video store “experience.” Thanks so much for sharing. I think your dad and I would get along pretty well.

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    1. noeltmanning says:

      From “Carrie” to “The Love Bug” – wide variety. Love her memories of watching “movies under the stars.” Thanks for sharing you Mom’s memories.

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    1. noeltmanning says:

      Outdoor movie nights in a mill village -that’s really interesting. Love seeing how her movie approach changed as she changed. I can’t believe she’d show a kid horror films though 🙂 funny.

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    1. noeltmanning says:

      Falling asleep at “Star Wars” -classic. Still going to theaters about once a month at 81 yrs. old -pretty awesome.

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    1. noeltmanning says:

      Drive -Ins seem to really connect with many of those who have been interviewed.

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