(Where Goest Thou)
This Latin question was the title of an Italian ﬁlm of the 1920’s and the Hollywood blockbuster of the 1950’s that saved Metro-
Our clubhouse is a well-
Founded 60 years ago, the club’s membership climbed to a peak of over 70 by the 1980’s. There was even a waiting list to join. They were young enthusiasts, struggling with the costs and complexities of 8 mm ﬁlm formats, cut and stick editing and primitive sound recording. With the electronic revolution came videotape and digital recording and editing. But although the camera-
The age proﬁle of our current members is alarming -
The demise of ERIAC, few years ago, severed a direct link of the club with IAC. We haven’t submitted club or individual ﬁlms to national competitions for years, and we struggle to ﬁnd entries for minor competitions. Our internal club programme of competitions is close to collapse.
It appears to be a simple question of “Change or Die”. We need to do something other than ﬁddle while our Rome burns. Or are we content to simply sigh, fold our arms, close our eyes and fondly remember the “good old days”?
Alan Ruff (LMM member since 2004)