50+ Film Interview

I interviewed my Dad, Lynn Scism. He is a 57 year old white man from Kings Mountain, North Carolina. I interviewed him Tuesday, February 19th

Q: What is the first movie you remember watching either at home or in theaters?

A: “The sound of music we went to go see it in Charlotte.”

“The Sound of Music.” IMDb, IMDb.com, 29 Mar. 1965, www.imdb.com/title/tt0059742/.

Q:What is something you remember about this experience?

A: “The car broke down and me and grandmother rode up front in the wrecker and everyone else rode in the car behind the wrecker.”

Q: Did you ever go to the drive in movie theater?

A: “Very few times, you (me) have probably been more times than I have.”

Q: Did you ever watch movies at home when you were growing up? If so name a few.

A: “Yeah, a lot more movies used to come on TV than they do now. The Sound of Music, Brian’s Song, The Ten Commandments.”

Q: What were some of the biggest blockbuster movies you remember watching in theaters?

Roffman, Michael, et al. “Why the Jaws Shark Looks Fake and How That Works to the Film’s Advantage.” Consequence of Sound, Consequence of Sound, 12 Jan. 2017, consequenceofsound.net/2015/06/jaws-turns-40/.

A: “Jaws, Rocky, I had never seen Jurassic Park until it came on TV and I was surprised at how graphic it was.”

Q: Did VCRs and DVDs change how you saw movies?

A: “Not really we didn’t usually go see a lot of movies.”

Q: Did you ever rent movies from the video store? What movies do you remember renting and why did you choose those movies.

A:”Yeah, I remember renting Deliverance one time cause I heard it was good and there was a banjo part in it. There was a good movie called adventures in babysitting. I usually rented what I heard was good.”

Q: How do you usually watch movies now?

A: “Some I watch with my eyes closed. I reckon DVDs cause I don’t watch Netflix and we don’t really go to the movies. Sometimes I’ll watch Shawshank or Secretariat on DVD.”

Q: What kind of movies do you watch now compared to movies you watched 20 years ago?

A: “The same pretty much it hasn’t really changed, I just want a movie that has a story/plot to it.”

Q: How have movie theaters changed from how you first remember them?

A: “The biggest thing is the screens are smaller because theres a lot more movies in the theater. And also there’s surround sound which I don’t like. When your’e seeing a movie and see something happen you expect the sound to come from the screen, instead it sounds like it’s around you.”

Q: What’s the last movie you saw in theaters?

A: “You’ll have to go ask your mom about that one. It may have been The Incredibles 2.”

Q: What are some of your all time favorite movies?

A: “National Treasure is good, Brians Song, Secretariat, The Ten Commandments, Shawshank, oh and another great movie is Raiders of the Lost Ark.”

“The Shawshank Redemption.” IMDb, IMDb.com, 14 Oct. 1994, www.imdb.com/title/tt0111161/.

Q: What’s your favorite style or genre of movie?

A: “I want a movie that tells a story. A crime drama or action movie as long as it has a good plot.”

Q: Any other comments about some of the memories you have of seeing movies or anything else you think is important or would like to say?

A: “Nah I don’t reckon”

Josh Scism 2/19/19

One thought on “50+ Film Interview

  1. Thanks Josh Scism . I love the first film experience that’s tied to a memory (the wrecker). That’s how film-experiences are embedded sometimes for us … by the memories surrounding the movie we watch. – Noel Manning


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