February 20, 2003
Sam goes to the movies
Sean Astin's favorite movies. On the list: L.A. Confidential (he's seen it "37 times"), The Lost Boys, Patton.
Posted by Andrea Harris at February 20, 2003 10:35 PM
Is it significant that Patton was Richard Nixon's favorite movie of all time?
Probably not. It's a pretty good movie, if you don't dislike war movies. (Pretty darn accurate, too.)
LA CONFIDENTIAL is from the book by my nutbar friend, James Lee Ellroy.
Can't say I think much of Lost Boys, though. Possibly I missed out by not being a teenager when it came out, though I'm doubtful.
I've never seen Patton myself. I have a low tolerance level for George C. Scott. When Lost Boys came out I was in my twenties. Of course, I made up in the 80s for the teenagehood I avoided in the Dreadful Seventies.
What is this Nixon thing people have? Sure, he was a criminal, but he wasn't Vlad Dracul. (I would have remembered it if Nixon had invited the Russians and Chinese leaders for a banquet at the White House and had them all murdered at the table. And then stuck their heads on spears all around the White House lawn.)