Experiencing Film History

| December 4, 2013

Students in Honors 270 — “Strangely Familiar: The Uncanny in Literature and Film” — visited the historic Byrd Theatre in Richmond with instructors Marcia Robertson and Bradley Reichek in October.

In addition to hearing the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ firsthand, they watched part of the 1927 silent classic “Safety Last” and peeked inside the theater’s projection room, which houses 85 years’ worth of film projectors. In class, students explored Freud’s definition of the “uncanny” through literature and film and created three short films inspired by various genres.

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Category: On the Quad, On the Quad Winter 2013, Winter 2013