21 Questions with Joe SwanbergBy TNB A&C
July 18, 2013
Please explain what just happened.
I read this email from you in bed, took a shower, ate breakfast, then sat at my desk to answer these questions.
What is your earliest memory?
Seeing Revenge of the Nerds in a movie theater with my dad and uncle. Based on the release date of the movie, I must have been almost 3, or maybe they saw it second run and I was 3. Anyway, I don’t remember much of the movie, but I do remember my dad’s hands covering my eyes and ears several times throughout. So I would be looking at this giant image and hearing these loud sounds, then I would see and hear nothing, then images and sounds again. I’m sure this has something to do with my love of cinema and the quality of mystery and excitement that it still holds for me.