- What is your favorite Joan Crawford performance? Neal Gabler cites her Oscar winning performance in MILDRED PIERCE.THE GROCER'S SON finds itself 'between city and country,' a classic theme in both literature and film. What's your favorite "city mouse vs. country mouse" film?Stanley Kramer intended for IT'S A MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD to be a comedy to end all comedies. What is your favorite physical comedy?JELLY is an example one of our most popular film genres: romantic comedy. What's your favorite recent romantic comedy?DANCES WITH WOLVES is a Western classic. What is your favorite Western - and why?What's your favorite New York 'street' movie?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?