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David Semel

Emmy-nominated helmer for "Heroes: Genesis" on NBC

Last book I bought:
“Leviathan” by Eric Jay Dolin

Book I’m reading:
“The Professor and the Madman” by Simon Winchester

Total number of books I own:
Maybe 1,000?

Three books that mean a lot to me:
“The Unbearable Lightness of Being” by Milan Kundera
“Into the Wild” by Jon Krakauer
“Ways of Seeing” by John Berger

Last film I saw:
“Once,” directed by John Carney

Three films that mean a lot to me:
“The Right Stuff,” directed by Philip Kaufman
“One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” directed by Milos Forman
“The Conversation,” directed by Francis Ford Coppola

Last CD I bought:
“Joyful Noise,” the Derek Trucks Band

Song currently playing:
“Dixie Chicken,” Little Feat — the live version

Songs that mean a lot to me:
“Let It Be,” the Beatles
“It Makes No Difference,” the Band
“Jungleland,” Bruce Springsteen

Favorite drink:
Belvedere Vodka martini

Favorite charity:
Amnesty International

Favorite vacation:
Any place there is snow on top of a mountain

Favorite vice:
Not knowing when to call it a night

Five people who I’d like to see answer this survey:
Charlie Chaplin, Thomas L. Friedman, Bob Dylan, Ann-Margret, my brother Mitch

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