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.

Posted by: Gary Farber at February 23, 2003 at 12:11 AM

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.)

Posted by: Andrea Harris at February 27, 2003 at 09:40 PM