Kozak’s Classic Cinema is devoted to the exploration of American and international film from the period of the earliest silent movies to 1950. The author’s intention is to showcase both films of great renown and critical acclaim as well as movies that are often overlooked or are harder to find. Her hope is that these pages will inspire readers to cultivate a love and appreciation for the early movies featured and discussed, whether they be new to readers or old favorites.
Erin Elisavet Kozak is an editor in San Francisco, CA. She has loved movies ever since she was a little girl and in particular has fond memories of watching classic movies with her father growing up. His penchant for 1950s monster movies probably contributed to her interest in black-and-white cinema. Her passion for film rapidly developed during her early years as an undergraduate at U.C. Berkeley, during the heyday of the U.C. Theater (now the Taube Family Music Hall) on University Avenue in Berkeley, which was devoted to running classic films from around the world.