Saturday, 18 October 2008

SPARTACUS BLOGS!


Spartacus himself, alias Kirk Douglas, one of the greatest of movie stars has joined the blogging community over on My Space. In honour of this I present my list of my top ten Kirk Douglas films (not in order of preference) :

OUT OF THE PAST (1947)
CHAMPION (1949)
ACE IN THE HOLE (1951)
DETECTIVE STORY (1951)
THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL (1952)
LUST FOR LIFE (1956)
PATHS OF GLORY (1957)
THE VIKINGS (1958)
SPARTACUS (1960)
LONELY ARE THE BRAVE (1962)



3 comments:

Cerpts said...

Don't forget good old Kirk in his first film "THE STRANGE LOVE OF MARTHA IVERS" where he is wonderfully simpering, crawly, cowardly, and a snivelling drunk!

Weaverman said...

How could O forget Kirk in anything? Mind you, I did try to forget SCALAWAG....but yes, there were a lot of other good roles among which one I really liked was in King Vidor's MAN WITHOUT A STAR.

Terry Frost said...

I also like the semi-sequel to The Bad And The Beautiful - Two Weeks In Another Town. Douglas is great as Jack Andrus, the washed-up actor who had a breakdown who is given a chance at a future by this old friend Maurice Kruger (Edward G. Robinson) to help Kruger with a problematic movie he's making in Cinecitta. Nice story of redemption, and some great dialogue too. Douglas' vulnerability in this one is interesting.