Question: What's the first summer blockbuster movie you can remember seeing?
The Automatic Hate
In ‘81, my parents took me
to see Raiders
of the Lost Ark. I was scared, thrilled and on the edge of my seat.
By the end, I’m not sure I understood everything I’d just seen, but movies had
already become the thing I wanted to be a part of. I knew at age 7 that I’d be
a filmmaker. Twenty years later, I named my company Ravenwood Films after Karen
Allen’s character in Raiders.
and I remember it vividly! My brothers and I were mesmerized, and it was the
coolest thing I had ever seen in a movie theater. Will Smith was on top of the
world at that time and I wondered, "How in the world did they make this?”
When the first Stars
Wars came out in 1977, I drove a half hour to the nearest Southern
California theater showing it, at The City in Orange. The line was a couple
blocks long—the first movie I ever saw that had a line like that.
A week later, I went back to see it again