Monthly Archives: February 2017

The Also-Rans Project — The Longest Day (Directed by Ken Annakin, Andrew Marton and Bernhard Wicki, Best Picture 1962)

Original movie poster for the film The Longest Day.jpgDirected by Ken Annakin, Andrew Marton and Bernhard Wicki

Screenplay by Cornelius Ryan, based upon his book.  Additional material by Romain Gary, James Jones, David Pursall and Jack Seddon

Starring Eddie Albert, Paul Anka, Richard Beymer, Red Buttons, Mel Ferrer, Henry Fonda, Jeffrey Hunter, Alexander Knox, Roddy McDowall, Sal Mineo, Robert Mitchum, Edmond O’Brien, Robert Ryan, George Segal, Rod Steiger, Tom Tryon, Robert, Gert Fröbe and Curt Jürgens

I was out with a running group the other morning, doing our weekly long run in preparation for various spring races that are approaching.  Some are training for 5ks – many for the first time, doing a version of couch-to-5k – while others are after longer distances.  Me?  I’m training for a 33-mile trail run in April, the Chicago Marathon in October, and am not at all ashamed to admit I went 17.5 miles, which might be the longest I’ve ever run at one time.  Am I bragging?  Sure, but when you run all that far in a row, you have a right. Continue reading

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