Interview with Raymond Haight
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QUESTION 32
INTERVIEWER:

OK, great. Tell me what you felt in the movie theater when the lights went out, were you transported into a different world, was it escape, was it adventure, was it fantasy?

RAYMOND HAIGHT:

I have always loved the movies. My wife and I, we go to the movies—

INTERVIEWER:

I don't want to, I don't want to hear it all.

RAYMOND HAIGHT:

OK, you don't want to hear that. I have always loved the movies. It seems to transport me, really, to another place. I've always been accused of, I see a movie, and suddenly for the next week I'm playing the role of one of those that's in the movies. Movies, to me, is, is my way to look into the future, to get away from misery sometimes, to, I love to laugh...

INTERVIEWER:

But in, but as a young kid, when you're talking, back in the 1930s—

RAYMOND HAIGHT:

Mmm.

INTERVIEWER:

What did they mean to you as a child? As a teenager?

RAYMOND HAIGHT:

[sighs] As a teenager, when I went to the movies, we're talking about 11, 12, 13, it was just an exciting adventure. It was the brand-new thing to do, all the kids, usually there were five or six of us that went together. We couldn't wait when we'd see the coming attractions, we couldn't wait till we came back to the next one. Inside, when the lights would go down, I would just find myself totally wrapped up on the screen. I never seemed to know what was going on to my left or my right, but I—just totally absorbed by the movie.

INTERVIEWER:

OK, great, good. I think that's it. Anything that we forgot that you can think of? I mean—