Kaleidoscope of Stories

Alex Felton (she/her) is a lifelong reader & lover of stories whether in book, TV, film, or radio forms. From childhood, reading or being read to has been a favorite past time. She believes in the power of stories to help us relate to each other as humans and better understand the other person’s point of view–plus, they’re just so much fun. Alex works as a college librarian & enjoys reading (of course), sci-fi, British mysteries, cooking, pottery, & being crafty.

Cochise College

The Empty Bowls Project

The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin, The Tale of Two Bad Mice, Beatrice Potter 

The Chronicles of Narnia, C. S. Lewis

Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977) George Lucas, Director and Screenwriter

Centennial (1978 – 79) Virgil W. Vogel, Paul Krasny, Harry Falk, Directors, John Wilder, Creator, James A. Michener, Novel, Charles Larson, Jerry Ziegman, Screenwriters

Shogun (1980) Jerry London, Director, James Clavell, Novel, Eric Bercovici, Screenwriter

Hawaii, (1966) George Roy Hill, Director, James A. Michener, Novel, Dalton Trumbo and Daniel Taradash, Screenwriters

Caravans: A Novel of Afghanistan, James A. Michener (1978) James Fargo, Director, Nancy Voyles Crawford, Thomas A. McMahon, Lorraine Williams, Screenwriters

Grimm’s Fairy Tales, The Brothers Grimm

Terri Windling Anthology series

  Snow White, Blood Red (Vol. 1) Various Authors

  Black Thorn, White Rose (Vol. 2) Various Authors

The Bridges of Madison County, (1995) Clint Eastwood, Director, Robert James Waller, Novel, Richard LaGravenses, Screenwriter

Dune, (1984, 2000 – Miniseries, Expected 2021) Frank Herbert, Novel, David Lynch, Director and Screenwriter (1984) John Harrison, Director and Screenwriter, (2000), Denis Villanueve, Director (2021) Jon Spalhts, Denis Villanueva, Eric Roth, Screenwriters

The Wrinkle in Time, (2003, 2018) John Kent Harrison (2003) Madeleine L’Engle, Novel, (Newberry Award Winner) Susan Shiliday, Screenwriter, Ava DuVernay, Director, Jennifer Lee, Jeff Stockwell, Screenwriters

Also by Madeleine L’Engle, Ring of Endless Light, Many Waters

The Magical World of Disney (1954 – 1997) The Wonderful World of Disney (1995 – 2005)

Baby Island, Carol Ryrie Brink, (1967 Scholastic Book Service) Aladdin, Reissue Edition (October 31, 1993)

Star Trek: The Next Generation (Series,1987 – 1994) Gene Roddenberry, Creator

UTU (Black Metal Band, New Zealand, 2015 – ?) 

The Matrix (1999) Lana and Lilly Wachowski, as the Wachowski Brothers, Directors and Screenwriters

Star Trek: The Original Series (1966 – 1969) Gene Roddenberry, Creator

Star Trek: Discovery (2017 – ) Bryan Fuller, Alex Kurtzman, Creators 

Star Trek: Picard (2020 – ) Kristen Beyer, Michael Chabon, Akiva Goldsman, Alex Kurtzman, Creators

The Last Star Fighter (1984) Nick Castle, Director, Jonathan R. Betuel, Screenwriter

Flight of the Navigator (1986) Randal Kleiser, Director, Mark H. Baker, Story, Michael Burton, Phil Joanou, Screenwriters

Now Voyager (1942) Irving Rapper, Director, Olive Higgins Prouty, Novel, Casey Robinson, Screenwriter

Best Years of Our Lives (1946) William Wyler, Director, MacKinlay Kantor, Novel, Robert E. Sherwood, Screenwriter

The Philadelphia Story (1940) George Cukor, Philip Barry, Play, Donald Ogden Stewart, Screenwriter, Contributing Writer, Waldo Salt

Laura (1944) Otto Preminger, Director, Vera Caspary, Novel, Jay Dratler, Samuel Hoffenstein, Elizabeth Reinhardt, Screenwriters

Rebecca (1940, 1997- Miniseries, 2020) Alfred Hitchcock, Director (1940) Daphne Du Maurier, Novel, Robert E. Sherwood, Joan Harrison, Screenwriters, Jim O’Brien, Director (1997), Arthur Hopcraft, Screenwriter, Ben Wheatley, Director (2020) Jane Goldman, Joe Shrapnel, Anna Waterhouse, Screenwriters

Other Alfred Hitchcock films

  Psycho (1960) Robert Bloch, Novel, Joseph Stefano, Screenwriter

  Spellbound (1945) Suggested by Francis Beeding novel, The House of Dr. Edwardes, Ben Hecht, Screenwriter

Gregory Peck, Actor (1916 – 2003) 

Ingrid Bergman, Actor (1915 – 1982)

Joseph Cotton, Actor (1905 – 1994)

Jennifer Jones, Actor (1919 – 2009)

Duel in the Sun (1946) King Vidor, Main Director, Suggested by a story by Niven Busch, David O. Selznick, Screenwriter

Gaslight (1944) George Cukor, Director, Patrick Hamilton, Play Angel Street, John Van Druten, Walter Reisch, John L. Blderston, Screenwriters 

Shadow of a Doubt (1943) Alfred Hitchcock, Director, Original story by Gordon McDonell, Thornton Wilder, Sally Benson, Alma Reville, Screenwriters

Richard Widmark Actor (1914 – 2008)

My Pal Gus (1952) Robert Parrish, Director, Fay Kanin, Michael, Kanin, Screenwriters

Cold Sassy Tree (1989 TV movie) Joan Tewkesbury, Director and Screenwriter, Olive Ann Burns, Novel, Karen Croner, Adaptation

Panic in the Streets (1950) Elia Kazan Director, Richard Murphy Screenwriter, and four others

Blockbuster Video Stores, now defunct. See Captain Marvel or The Holiday for reference.

My Man Godfrey (1936) Gregory La Cava, Director, Eric Hatch, Novel, Morrie Ryskind, Eric Hatch, Screenwriters

Carole Lombard, Actor (1908 – 1942)

William Powell, Actor (1892 – 1984)

In Name Only (1939) John Cromwell, Director, Bessie Breuer, Novel, Richard Sherman, Screenwriter

Cary Grant (1904 – 1986)

Indiscreet (1958) Stanley Donen, Director, Norman Krasna, Play, Kind Sir, Norman Krasna, Screenwriter

Notorious (1946) Alfred Hitchcock, Director, John Taintor Foote, Story “The Song of the Dragon”, Ben Hecht, Screenwriter, Clifford Odets, dialogue contributor

North by Northwest (1959) Alfred Hitchcock, Director, Ernest Lehman, Screenwriter

The Guns of Navarone (1960) J. Lee Thompson Director, Alistair MacLean, Novel, Carl Foreman screenplay

Twelve O’Clock High (1949) Henry King, Director, Beirne Lay, Jr., Novel, Sy Bartlett, Beirne Lay, Jr. Screenwriters

The Beatles (Need no introduction)

Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass (1962 – 1969)

Imagination Theatre in Placerville, California Facebook Page

  Annie, Thomas Meehan, Playwright, Charles Strouse, Composer, Original production opened in 1977 at the Alvin Theatre (Now the Neil Simon Theatre) in New York City. It ran for nearly six years

  The Music Man, (1957) Broadway play run 1,375 performances winning five Tony Awards, Music and Lyrics by Meredith Wilson, Book by Meredith Wilson and Franklin Lacey. Movie, (1962) Morton DaCosta, Director, Marion Hargrove, Screenwriter

  Les Miserable Victor Hugo, Novel, (Musical) Claude-Michel Schönberg, Music, Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel (Original French Lyrics), Herbert Kretzmer (English Lyrics) Paris production, 1980 Robert Hossein, Director, London production, Cameron Mackintosh, Producer, Movie adaptations, (1952) Non-Musical, Lewis Milestone, Director, Richard Murphy, Screenwriter, (1978) Non-Musical, Glenn Jordan, Director, John Gay, Screenwriter

  Alice in Wonderland First musical production, London (1886 with too many subsequent productions to list here) Movie productions (1933, 1951, 1966, 1985, 1999, 2010)

  Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain, Novel, Roger Miller, Music, William Hauptman, Book Broadway productions (1985, 2003) U.S. Tour (2004) 

Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare

Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare

The Circle of Ceridwen series, Octavia Randolph

The Cadfael series, Ellis Peters

The Water Dancer, Ta-Nehisi Coates

The Hate U Give, Angie Thomas


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Published by lucindasagemidgorden

I grew up in the West, the descendant of people traveling by wagon train to a new life. Some of their determination and wanderlust became a part of me. I imagine them sitting around the campfire telling stories, which is why I became first a theatre artist, then a teacher and now a writer. They are all ways of telling stories.

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