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Stewart Copeland, film composer and director of the documentary "Everyone Stares: The Police Inside Out," which premieres Sunday in the Sundance Film Festival's American Spectrum

Last book I bought:
“Jesus and Yahweh: The Names Divine” by Harold Bloom

Book I’m reading:
“The Great War for Civilisation: The Conquest of the Middle East” by Robert Fisk

Total number of books I own:
Lots

Five books that mean a lot to me:
“Israel’s Lebanon War” by Ze’ev Schiff and Ehud Ya’ari
“People of the Sea: The Search for Philistines” by Trude Dothan and Moshe Dothan
“Asimov’s Guide to the Bible,” by Isaac Asimov (and the Bible, King James Version)
“The Blind Watchmaker: Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe Without Design” by Richard Dawkins
“Approaching the Qur’an: The Early Revelations” by Michael Anthony Sells

Last film I saw:
“Match Point,” directed by Woody Allen

Last DVD I bought:
I don’t buy DVDs.

Total number of films I own:
A shelf full of screeners. That’s why I don’t buy DVDs.

Five films that mean a lot to me:
Crash,” directed by Paul Haggis
“Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” directed by Frank Oz
“The Incredibles,” directed by Brad Bird
“Very Bad Things,” directed by Peter Berg (It’s one of those miraculous things – a movie I scored that I can watch over and over again.)
“Everyone Stares,” directed by Stewart Copeland

Stereo or iPod:
Car

Last CD or song I bought:
I can’t remember. I listen to (Sirius) Satellite — Bluegrass, Blues, Hard Attack and Latin

Song currently playing:
“Sister Sadie,” Buddy Rich Big Band

Five songs that mean a lot to me:
“Voodoo Child (Slight Return),” Jimi Hendrix
“Goodbye Girl,” Squeeze
“Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes,” Paul Simon
“Bongo bong,” Manu Chao
“O Jerusalem,” traditional schoolboy church hymn, Derrick Barber and Michael Lehr

Favorite wine:
I don’t drink wine. I love the labels, the snobbery, the conversation — everything except the taste. I prefer tequila, Cuervo 1800.

Favorite charity:
Mr. Holland’s Opus

Favorite vacation:
Italy. Every summer, I go there to play open-air concerts for one month.

Favorite vice:
Schadenfreude

Five people whom I’d like to see answer this survey:
Margaret Thatcher, Jon Stewart, the drummer in Slipknot, Condoleeza Rice, Donald Rumsfeld, Karl Rove

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