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Program name: From Gothic Short Story To Cinematic Reality
Program category: History
Media- Film
Media- Other
Program length: 2 Hours
Audience level: All ages
Audience size: Open
Program description: Here is a killer program for both the enthusiastic reader and the avid cinema goer! Using two examples of classic, Gothic horror literature, Ambrose Bierce’s “An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge”, and Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Tell Tale Heart”, we explore the power of both mediums, the written word and the cinematic image, and the difficulties encountered in transferring the written word to the big screen! I will be utilizing two Academy Award winning short subjects, Robert Enrico’s 1961 adaption of Owl Creek Bridge, and Jules Dassin’s 1941 adoption of Tell Tale Heart, in showing the translation from pen to projection. This is a 16mm film presentation that includes a movie memorabilia show and a question and answer session. Runs 90 minutes and would make a perfect pre-Halloween show for adults and young adults alike!
Space/special requirements: A screen to show the film on. If venue does not have screen, I can provide one. I will of course provide the 16mm projector.
Travel restrictions: Long Island & NY City only
Program fee: $101- $200
Is this fee negotiable? No
Mileage included? Yes
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Regions this program
can be performed in:
Long Island
Program last updated: 04/05/2019
Performer Information (see all of this performer's programs)
Performer name: Keith Crocker
Phone: 516-377-0011
Mailing address: 1540 Wales Ave.
North Baldwin, NY 11510
E-mail address:
Previous appearances at: Oceanside Public Library, Port Washington Public Library , East Meadow Public Library , Merrick Public Library , Elmont Public Library
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Performer information last updated: 05/31/2019


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