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General Information

Name:  Bob Moss  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction

Born: 1941 in Olney, England


Illinois Connection

Moss moved directly to Chicago from London, England when he was 11 years old. He attended James G. Blaine elementary and LakeView High School and graduated from Northwestern University and Chicago-Kent College of Law. After a 30 year abasence he returned home to Chicago in 2004 where he continues to live while attending Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Northwestern.

Biographical and Professional Information

Bob Moss is a graduate of Northwestern University (PhB, 1966) and I.I.T. Chicago Kent College of Law (J.D., 1973). Following a career as a social worker, lawyer, and state district judge, Bob retired and began studying about film—his passion. Bob is a member of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Northwestern University in Chicago. Over the past several years, he has coordinated several film-study groups at OLLI on topics such as ''The Art of Watching Films'', ''Scene by Scene'', which features directors and actors discussing their famous scenes, and ''The Story of Film''. In addition, Bob leads a number of biweekly movie-discussion groups in which the members analyze current feature films. This book came about due to the positive response Bob received from the discussion group members who learned how to use the film-analysis technique he developed.

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