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Posted on 09/14/2005 4:09:34 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
Roberts Reveals His Favorite Movies
2 hours, 22 minutes ago
After two days of intense legal questioning, Supreme Court nominee John Roberts finally addressed a subject most Americans could relate to: His favorite movies are "Doctor Zhivago" and "North by Northwest."
Frustrated by Roberts' answers, Sen. Charles Schumer (news, bio, voting record), D-N.Y., suggested on Wednesday that if he dared to ask the nominee his favorite films, he would get a discussion of cinematography and why "Casablanca" is considered one of the greatest.
Instead, Roberts answered flat out, bringing laughter from the audience and senators alike.
"North by Northwest," Alfred Hitchcock's 1959 classic
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Schumer is a putz.
Top five bad answers for Roberts to have given:
5. Pee-wee Herman's Big Top Adventure
4. Deep Throat
3. The Passion of the Christ
2. A Clockwork Orange
1. Taxi Driver
(Another thread gave me the idea for most of those.)
(Bad as in politically troublesome. I think The Passion of the Christ was a fantastic movie.)
Doctor Zhivago is a total bore. I withdraw my support of this nominee untill he develops better taste in movies. :-)
As Hitchcock goes, his two best movies are Rear Window and Strangers on a Train. But at least Roberts likes the classic movies. And it also says that he doesn't likely waste a lot of time watching the latest trash flicks. You can't do everything.
Schumer is doing a great job at these hearings...at making himself look like a complete moron.
What's wrong with Caddyshack, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Young Frankenstein, Blazing Saddles, a Fish Called Wanda, and Princess Bride? Obviously this man called Judge Roberts should not be confirmed. Much too serious.
I really like Roberts I just hope he is all he is cracked up to be.
I bet I've started to watch "North by Northwest" over a half-dozen times and never stayed awake for the ending - same way with "Vertigo."
My all-time fav, BTW, is "The Third Man" with Joseph Cotten and Orson Welles. "Laura" with the ever-so-hot Gene Tierney is right up there as well.
Yeah, I didn't like DZ either. I just don't get why it makes so many top movie lists.
or Gidget get's a hickey....
I can't recall if I have seen North by Northwest but will be going to check it out since the Judge says it is one of his favorites.
He should have told them his favorite movie was "Advise and Consent"
North by Northwest is a very good movie, but not nearly as good as Rear Window or Strangers on a Train. Trust The Ghost Of FReepers Past on this matter. LOL!
Your list contains many of my favorites! Great Movies in there genre.
Anything by Sam Fuller or John Ford.
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