"Chess Tutor and Writer"
I was an English Literature major in college (Chicago, BA 1983), who developed a special interest in, and love for, cinema. I study Film History, and Writing for Stage and Screen, under Gerald Mast, then a leading film scholar. For a while I was considering writing screenplays, or studying film at USC, but things developed differently. Still, I have ever since been a student of Film History, especially old cinema (from the silents through to the 1970's). I know a good deal about old films, including trivia and stories. I also have a special interest in how films of different eras have affected ... More