50+ Years-old Interview Assignment – due 2.17.19

  • Assignment *Due Feb. 17 by 11:59 pm: Interview someone over 50-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. This should be posted on your movie blog (with three photos, three links & three search tags). Email the blog link to  manningn712@clevelandcc.edu and post in Bb when finished.  
  • This can be done in a Q&A format, or it can be written as a news story or personal narrative  – your choice.

Questions for consideration: you may use any of these, none of these, or all of these. These questions just provide a starting point for you.

  1. What were some 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 when watching a film in a theatre, etc.)?
  3. Did you watch many films growing up in theatres (or at home)? 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. If not, what were the first “Blockbuster” films you remember everyone wanting to see?
  6. When HBO, Showtime, VCRs or DVDs 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 decide what to choose to watch with all those choices?
  8. How and where do you watch most of your movies now (theatres, DVDs, 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 it now than when you first  you experienced films films in theaters (sizes of theaters, food choices, movie choice options, etc)? What do you attribute the changes to (if there is one)?
  11. What’s the last film you watched in a movie theatre? Did you enjoy the experience?
  12. Any other comments about your movie going experience/history that you think is important, or that you’d like to share?

 

Here are links to some interview examples from previous classes (used by permission):garybyrd

Aged like Fine Wine -and interview with dad

Grandparents, Drive-Ins and Fancy Theatres

Standalone Cinema, Horror Flicks and VCRs

37 Comments Add yours

    1. noeltmanning says:

      Thanks for sharing Zach – A grandma and Star Wars – that’s perfect. A point of clarification -The Original Mary Poppins was released in 1964. – Thanks Noel Manning

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  1. travismc88 says:

    Travis A McIlwain 2/17/19
    The following is my 50+ Interview Assignment, Enjoy:

    https://whataboutthisflick.wordpress.com/2019/02/17/if-somebody-drags-me/

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    1. noeltmanning says:

      Travis – This was fun to read … The Valley of Gwangi (1969) … LOL
      Bill throwing popcorn on people … he still does (but only at home I’m told).
      Well done Travis and good choice for the interview. -Noel Manning

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      1. travismc88 says:

        It was him or Greg. My older family members aren’t into going to see movies or going to college for that matter…besides me.

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    1. noeltmanning says:

      Katherine – Check email for feedback.

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  2. jmcmullens2 says:

    The first link is not the one that I would like to post this one attached to comment is the one that should have been posted. https://moviefilmdotreviews.wordpress.com/2019/02/17/movies-50-years-ago-what-do-your-elsers-remember/

    -Jada McMullens

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    1. noeltmanning says:

      Thanks for your comments Jada and the interview.Check your email for feedback -Noel Manning

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    1. noeltmanning says:

      Thank you Faith for sharing your Aunt’s film journey. I’ve sent you an email with more feedback. -Noel Manning

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    1. noeltmanning says:

      Thank you for sharing Chastlyn Hoyle. I still enjoy Andy Griffith & Gilligan’s Isle. When the The Poseidon Adventure (1972) came out, it launched a string of disaster films in the 1970s. -Noel Manning

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    1. noeltmanning says:

      Thanks for sharing your grandfather’s story. I sent you an email with feedback. Noel Manning

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    1. noeltmanning says:

      Thanks Ethan Blake Powell – I’d loved to have heard more answers from your Aunt. -Noel Manning

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    1. noeltmanning says:

      Peter -It was great to hear about the film-history experience from another culture. Thanks for sharing. -Noel Manning

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    1. noeltmanning says:

      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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  3. noeltmanning says:

    Marleny – https://movieandfilmreviews.home.blog/2019/02/23/interview-paul-garafalo-thoughts-and-experiences-about-film/
    Marleny – Thanks for sharing, Paul was an excellent choice and his experiences were vast and varied. Noel Manning

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