I feel the same way! I would have been one of those movie nerds that wrote in to Motion Picture Story Magazine asking questions.
Anything and everything silent photoplay!
You trying to tell me you didn't hear that shriek? That was something trying to get out of its premature grave, and I don't want to be here when it does. - Phantom of the Paradise (1974)
I think I would have been so thunderstruck by it all I would have hot footed it to Hollywood to be a part of it.
When my people come to colonize this planet, your name will be on the protected rolls, and you will come to no harm.