- Elmer Gantry was adapted from a novel by Sinclair Lewis. What is your favorite film adaptation of a novel? Neal Gabler likes THE GODFATHER.THE NIGHT THEY RAIDED MINSKY'S is a backstage look at life in the theatre. What is your favorite show-biz film?MONA examines the trials and tribulations of a woman caught between two roommates. What's your favorite film about a love triangle?Jules Dassin is credited with inventing the heist or "caper" film with his movie RIFIFI. What is your favorite caper or heist film?What is your favorite Batman movie? For Neal Gabler - hands down! - it's THE DARK NIGHT.What's your favorite "artist" movie? Richard Pena recommends Peter Watkins's extraordinary film, "Edvard Munch."What is your favorite Greta Garbo performance? Neal Gabler's favorite is CAMILLE - a very melodramatic performance that fits into the "Garbo trademark."EASTER PARADE features Irving Berlin songs. What is your favorite Irving Berlin musical? Neal Gabler loves ANNIE GET YOUR GUN.What is your favorite "road" movie? Richard Pena suggests "Easy Rider," "Bound for Glory," or perhaps something foreign, like Wim Wenders "Kings of the Road."Howard Hawks was one of Hollywood's most versatile directors. What's your favorite Howard Hawks film? Neal Gabler loves "His Girl Friday."What's your favorite recent film on immigration? Richard Pena thinks the Reel 13 Indie "Welcome" is a great example.
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