Drive-In Movie Memories
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Described by Variety as "slick and entertaining," DRIVE-IN MOVIE MEMORIES includes photos and footage from the mid-1930s until today, a powerful original music score, and lively interviews with such notables as Leonard Maltin, Barry Corbin, Burton Gilliam, Beverly Garland, Samuel Arkoff, and John Bloom (aka Joe Bob Briggs).
DRIVE-IN MOVIE MEMORIES covers every aspect of the drive-in movie-going experience: early outdoor projection, the marriage of the car and the movie, architects and drive-in construction, sound projection solutions, food trailers and concession stands, families and entertainment, teenagers and passion, church services, celebrity appearances, exploitation films, the effects of television and the VCR, and the drive-in's decline and comeback.
DRIVE-IN MOVIE MEMORIES was an Official Selection at both the Chicago International Film Festival and the Telluride Film Festival, and won the Gold Award at the Houston World Fest. During its film festival tour, it played in over 40 festivals across the nation. DRIVE-IN MOVIE MEMORIES was produced by Don and Susan Sanders, and directed and edited by Kurt Kuenne, who also composed the musical score. The DVD includes such extra features as a twenty-minute reel of nostalgic concession stand advertisements.
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"A crisp piece of documentary filmmaking - loaded with personality and substance." -- Dallas Morning News
"A real blast from the past! I only wish it was twice as long." -- New York Post
"A terrific piece of work." -- NBC's The Today Show
"I love it! An exceptional documentary." -- Leonard Maltin
Top Customer Reviews
I highly recommend this Documentary. The only problem I had with it was sudden bursts of volume on occassion.
If you want to know what happened to drive-in theatres. . This is the best telling of that story!
I'm old enough to have lived through the high water mark of drive-ins, even though I was barely a teenager, and lived in a city during those years. But, as it is stated and implied, in many ways from the varied testimonies on film, it didn't take much to be hooked and drawn to the experience after a single trip.
There's so much to miss about that lost culture, and so much less to appreciate about today's movie culture. Watching this film wind down with its wistful narrative, and the little bit of sadness that hangs over it, I caught myself holding back a choked up feeling that I truly wish I didn't have to experience. Then again, nostalgia has a habit of doing that. ;)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great documentary! Very interesting history of the drive inn on how it began.Published 17 days ago by bludmon
Can only give 3 stars because of irritating technique of overlapping narration. Pointless and distracting, why was the sound edited in this way?Published 4 months ago by Mark Hancock
A well told story with many old photographs and drive-in movie clips. Somewhat disjointed as they switched from scene to scene. Would recommend to others.Published 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
Interviews and history about the drive-ins. A bit "dry" but interesting.Published 8 months ago by JC