The Crook, filmed in Super 8 in 1952, digitized 2004, 02:39 minutes per revolution
The Crook was filmed alternately by Mike Levinson and Lou Anne (Levinson) Colodny as a homemade movie in the 1950s. Lit by a singular light bulb, it takes on a grainy appearance reminiscent of old, disintegrating movies. It was intended as a silent flick, thus requiring the placards. The story is a simplified one, with the acting totally spontaneous. Lou Anne Colodny digitized the film in 2004, added the soundtrack from Scott Joplin (appropriate since this was filmed in Joplin, Mo.) and made slight alterations in timeline.