Wow. Kirk Douglas turns 100 today… I wonder if we really can grasp just how spectacular this birthday is. He made his first screen appearance in 1946 with The Strange Love of Martha Ivers next to the great Barbara Stanwyck 70 years ago and he’s still with us.
We had a spectacular year at the Severna Park Library in 2016 with our series The Great Movies, which kicked off in January. My co-worker Julia and I believed this would be an enjoyable monthly event for our patrons, showing an important movie each month, and discussing it afterward. It certainly succeeded beyond our wildest dreams.
I am so honored to be a contributor to ScreenPrism, a great website and discussion platform for those of us who love movies, can’t get enough of them, and often have questions about them.
If you’re not familiar with the site, please read their About Us page, which will tell you everything you need to know. You may even want to submit a question.
The question I recently answered for ScreenPrism:
I recently purchased Mill Creek’s Crime Wave 50 Movie Megapack and decided to jump right in. This set is obviously going to take some time to get through, but why not get started now?
Many thanks to Keisha over at Cinema Cities for nominating me for a Liebster Award! I am honored and will do my best to follow the rules, although I’m going to follow Keisha’s lead and not write 11 things about myself. (I don’t have 11 interesting things to say about myself, anyway.)
Answer the 11 questions given to you
Write 11 things about yourself
Nominate up to 11 bloggers and give them 11 questions
Nominated Blogs (apologies if you’ve already been nominated):
The Blonde at the Film
Cracked Rear Viewer
Diary of a Movie Maniac
Mike’s Take on the Movies
Vic’s Movie Den
My 11 questions:
We’re halfway through March but this post just scratches the surface. Much more to come!
The second installment of our library series The Great Movies screened last night with Stanley Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove (1964). We had another great turnout for this Cold War comedy classic.