Rest assured, there’s lots more to come…
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
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.
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.
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!
Lately I’ve been listening to a few new (to me) podcasts on movies. One of the best is Linoleum Knife, which features two guys I’m really enjoying, Dave and Alonso. I’m a couple of weeks behind, but this morning I was listening to their July 19 podcast in which they discussed, among other films, Ant-Man. I was eager to hear what they had to say, since I just saw Ant-Man a few days ago.
Part II of the July graphic novels brought several surprises, a few of them highly recommended. Let’s get started…
These include three more Basil Rathbone/Nigel Bruce Sherlock Holmes movies, some film noir, shhhh… a silent film, a summer blockbuster, and more: