Larry’s Lyric and Academic Writing Samples
Up to now, most of my writing has consisted of song lyrics and academic pieces during my tenure as a student of Cinema Studies. I am currently working on turning my Master’s Thesis into a memoir.
The Popsicle Split - Self-published children’s novel (with Dylan Siegman) 2014
A Routine Adventure – Self-published children’s book (with Dylan Siegman) 2014
“Assessing Standardized Tests” – Persuasive essay chosen for publication 2012 by Columbia College Chicago's Writing and Rhetoric Anthology
Book Reviewer – The Houston Chronicle – Film-related book reviews 1995 – 96
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These are some writing and research samples from my time as a Cinema Studies student at Columbia College Chicago and The University of Chicago:
“‘And It’s Gonna Have a Beard’: Childbirth and Tod Browning’s Freaks” - A response to Lucy Fischer's essay, "Birth Traumas: Parturition and Horror in Rosemary's Baby." Final paper from the course "Women in Horror."
“Jazz Toons: Depictions of African Americans in Pre and Post-WWII Animated Films” – Final paper from the course “History of Animation”
“Learning the Hard Way: The Education of Young Children in Alfred Hitchcock’s American Films” – Final paper from the course “The Films of Alfred Hitchcock”
“A Sound Investment: How the Vitaphone Shorts Killed and Preserved Vaudeville” - Vaudeville and the sound film leading up to The Jazz Singer. From the course "World Cinema I."
“Termite Terrace – The Warner Brothers’ Drawing Room” - An examination of how the Warner Brothers cartoons of the ‘30s and ‘40s reflected the animators' view of Hollywood and the studio for which they worked. From the course "World Cinema II."
“UNDERSCORED” - A group video essay for which I wrote the script. For the course "Black Independent Cinema."