Gutenbergers slept in late Sunday morning, all the way to 9 a.m., a parting gift from the professors before the 6 a.m. wakeup Monday for the return trip home. We all went to the film museum on the banks of the Main River here in Frankfurt. The profs had lunch with old friends who live in Frankfurt, one of whom used to work at Elon, and the students had a free afternoon on their final day abroad.
This is what happens when people run out of clothes at the same time at the end of a three-week Study Abroad.
Kinetoscopes such as this one allowed students to see movies as they were shown back in the 1890s – one person at a time.
This was more of a hands-on interactive museum than others we have attended. Prof. Hatcher was reprimanded only once here.
This is the stop motion puppet Jack Skellington from Tim Burton’s 1993 film “The Nighmare Before Christmas.” There were other such original items, including one of the cast models for Darth Vader’s helmet.
As we found in the British Library, there were musical scores, such as this one for the film “Easy Rider.” The original soundtrack album is pictured on the right.
We encountered green screens at the BBC for giving the weather. The ones here in Frankfurt are more enjoyable and put you into the action of a film projected in front of you. Fun for kids of all ages.
Look closely to see the stars of the film, Tori, Patrick, and Sydney.
Hatcher and Makemson caught up with Marion Aitcheson, her husband Scott, and daughter Mia. Marion was born in Eisenach in the former East Germany and worked in film and video at Elon for a while.
OUR LAST NIGHT HERE WILL END WITH THE LAST SUPPER.
There is a restaurant near our hotel called The Twelve Apostles, and the group will dine there in about an hour after I write this. The final blog of the trip may be delayed, but it’s coming. Stay tuned…