Robert Roten

Laramie Movie Scope

Laramie, WY, United States

I’m a retired newspaper reporter who has been writing movie and book reviews since 1989. I retired from newspaper work in May of 2000 with over 25 years of experience as a reporter, editorial and movie review writer. I was a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the Society of Environmental Journalists.

I have a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Oregon (1970). But I was a movie fan long before I took a course in movie appreciation at UO. I’ve been a student of movies for over 50 years. I am passionate about movies and consider myself first and foremost a film journalist.

Favorite Films: Lawrence of Arabia, Tootsie, Dr. Strangelove, Casablanca, The Maltese Falcon, Midnight in Paris, Fargo, L.A. Confidential, Fight Club

Favorite Actors: Anthony Quinn, Humphrey Bogart, Tom Hanks, Kathy Bates, Judi Dench, Helen Mirren, Johnny Depp, John Cusack

Favorite Directors: David Lean, Orson Welles, Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Preston Sturges, Billy Wilder, Frank Capra

Favorite Writers: Preston Sturges, Woody Allen, Billy Wilder, Charlie Kaufman, John Huston, Paul Schrader, Paddy Chayefsky

Favorite Techs: Stan Winston, Bo Welch, Anton Furst, Tim Burton, Edith Head, Ray Harryhausen, Jim Henson, Frank Oz

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