Run Silent Run Deep (1958) Robert Wise

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Run Silent Run Deep (1958)
Hill-Hecht-Lancaster (United Artists)
Directed by Robert Wise
Produced by Harold Hecht, William Schorr, James Hill
Written by John Gay
Adapted from the novel by Edward L. Beach
Cinematography by Russell Harlan
Edited by George Boemier
Music by Franz Waxman
Kino Lorber Blu-ray
(black-and-white, 1:33)

I find it somewhat odd that I live near Annapolis, Maryland, a place where boats and boating constitute such a huge part of the culture, a strange place for someone who doesn’t like the water or boating. I simply cannot understand the excitement of getting on a boat, sailing, drifting, racing, fishing, etc. It’s just one of those things that’s not part of my DNA.

However, I am fascinated by submarines.

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Comics and Libraries

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I was truly honored to participate in a recent roundtable discussion on comics and libraries over at The Comics Alternative. Derek and I have wanted to do this for quite some time and I’m glad we were finally able to do so.

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You can listen to that podcast here as Derek talks with me, Carol Tilley (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) and Robert G. Weiner (Texas Tech University) about the current state of comics and libraries. If you’re interested in either topic (and hopefully you’re interested in both), I invite you to have a listen. Thanks to Derek for putting this together and to Carol and Rob for participating. It was a pleasure talking to you and I hope we get to do this again sometime soon!