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.”
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?
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.”
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