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Preparing for Disasters and Movies

Written by  Ron Fauset, CBCP, MBCI Monday, 23 June 2014 16:51

I want to talk about disasters and movies. I’m not talking about movies that were disasters, like “Mars Needs Moms.” I want to talk about the similarities between preparing for a disaster and preparing for a movie. Preparing for a movie? No, I don’t mean stocking up on candy and popcorn. I like old movies. Not old movies from the 1960s or 1970s. I’m not even talking about old movies from the 1940s. I’m talking about old movies from the silent era. Movies from the silent era required a lot of preparation. I have a friend who is an organist with the Theater Organ Society. For those of you who are unfamiliar with silent movies, the movies were not completely silent, since they were accompanied by music. The music could come from a full orchestra or a small group of musicians. It was a costly endeavor to pay all those musicians, so