Glenn Buttkus

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Gender MALE
Industry Education
Occupation Blind Rehab Specialist
Location Sumner, Washington, United States
Introduction I have been many things in my life, and called several others; my favorite was my brief career as a professional actor from 1968-78. Recently I was a Rehabilitation Specialist, working at the Dept. of Veteran's Affairs Blind Rehab Center, VA American Lake, in Tacoma, Wa. I retired, after being a superb wage slave for over 50 years, June 2010. I think that I was born a movie buff. I had young parents, and as a family we went to the movies weekly. Movie palaces of the '50's were places of worship for me. When I was 30 yrs. old, I had already seen 5,000 films. I still go to movies at least twice a week. I do regret I never became a journalist; film critic. I took the Actor's path instead. I have a VHS/DVD video collection that numbers more than 11,000 films. My entire 1500 sq.ft. basement is floor to ceiling in shelves. My love affair with movies is eternal. Are there movies after death ? Of course there are, and I'll bet they are really impressive.
Interests Reading, all kinds of writing, (mine mostly), watching movies, making love to my wife, blogging, attending film club, spending time at the ocean or in the mountains, enjoying food, socialization, studying Metaphysics, and travel; overshadowed by love of writing film reviews and poetry.
Favorite Movies Westerns: SHANE, ONE EYED JACKS, THE BIG COUNTRY, THE HANGING TREE, HIGH NOON, OPEN RANGE, TOMBSTONE, DANCING WITH WOLVES, LONESOME DOVE, GERONIMO: AMERICAN LEGEND, THE GRAY FOX, BARBAROSA, THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS. My favorites go on ad infinitum, Drama, Comedy, Science Fiction, Horror, Crime, Historical, and Foreign.
Favorite Music Doug Palmer, Alex Shapiro, Joni Mitchell, the Beatles, Elton John, the Doors, Queen, Jimmi Hendrix, Leonard Cohen, and Bob Dylan.
Favorite Books This month it is Sherman Alexie's LONE RANGER AND TONTO FISTFIGHT IN HEAVEN, INDIAN KILLER, THE ABSOLUTELY TRUE DIARY OF A PART TIME INDIAN, RESERVATION BLUES, AND FLIGHT. CORMAC McCARTHY'S BLOOD MEREDIAN.