Robert Hofler

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Ray Bradbury

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He's the giant of the genre, and so it means something when Bradbury says, "My favorite science-fiction movie is 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind' because it's philosophical, it's religious. It…

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Mark Fuhrman

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In the murder of Nicole Brown Simpson, detective Fuhrman found notoriety and lost his job with the LAPD. Still, he has nothing but admiration for his old profession, especially as embodied in the…

Marketplace

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Peter Gelb

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Gelb, who recently left his prexy post at Sony Classical Records to be general manager of the Metropolitan Opera, sticks close to his professional roots when picking a favorite "musical" film.

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Leonard Susskind

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Susskind, a founder of string theory and author of the current bestseller "The Cosmic Landscape," is not a huge fan of science fiction -- and for good reason. "Science to me is sufficiently weird and…

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Robert A. Caro

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Caro thinks of his major biography subject, Lyndon Johnson, whenever he watches the scene in David Lean's "Lawrence of Arabia" where Peter O'Toole lets the match burn his bare fingers and says…

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Dr. Phil McGraw

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The TV shrink known as Dr. Phil calls his taste in movies "eclectic," if not downright "schizophrenic." He enjoys films with a strong psychological edge, whether they be pics he saw as a kid, like…

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Placido Domingo

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Last month, Domingo sang the title role in the Met Opera's world preem production of Tan Dun's "The First Emperor" while also overseeing his twin responsibilities as general director of Washington…

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Evan Thomas

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Fond of war films as a kid, Thomas found himself "transfixed as an eighth-grader" with the World War II film "The Enemy Below," directed by Dick Powell in 1957. Years later, he went on to write "John…

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Doris Kearns Goodwin

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Two biopics have special resonance for Goodwin, perhaps, because they cover important eras in American history that she has written about. Having won a Pulitzer Prize for "No Ordinary Time: Franklin…

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