Movie Memory Project

Boy eating popcorn in a cinema.Camille Thomasson created the Movie Memory Project in 2018.  Students in her course, Classical Hollywood Narrative, interview people born before 1952 about their first movie memories. These interviews capture childhood impressions of film stories and characters, theaters and venues, and foodways. The Project aims to collect data from the audiences’ perspective, most notably, the perspective of children.  In conducting the interviews, students make a personal connection to the era. Pam Patterson designed the Movie Memory Project site.
 

Eras 30s 40s 50s 60s
Movie Memory Projects  per Era 6 13 17 4

 

Sample Movie Memory Titles

Screenshot of images from the Movie Memory Projects.

Location of Memories

World

Map of the world pinpointing the location of memories from the movie memory project.

Europe and Asia

Map of Europe and Asia pinpointing the location of memories from the movie memory project.

United States

Map of the United States pinpointing the location of memories from the movie memory project.