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Rod Lurie

Helmer of sports drama “Resurrecting the Champ”

Rod Lurie, helmer whose sports drama “Resurrecting the Champ” bows tomorrow.

Last book I bought:
“Off the Record” by Norman Pearlstine — Somewhere between an apology and a defense of abandoning Time Magazine’s First Amendment fight against the government.

Book I’m reading:
“The Battle for Bond” by Robert Sellers

Total number of books I own:
1,017 — I counted, but it will grow by the time this is published.

Three books that mean a lot to me:
“The Painted Bird” by Jerzy Kosinski
“In Cold Blood” by Truman Capote
“The Right Stuff” by Tom Wolfe

Last film I saw:
“The Bourne Ultimatum” (theater) and “Jungle Fever” (DVD) — Boy, nobody provides underscore like Spike Lee.

Three films that mean a lot to me:
“All the President’s Men,” “Paths of Glory,” “The 400 Blows,” — Three films that made me want to be a critic and almost too frightened to become a filmmaker.

Last CD I bought:
“Absolute Garbage,” Garbage

Song currently playing:
“Instant Karma” by John Lennon, performed by U2

Songs that mean a lot to me:
“American Pie,” Don McLean — The greatest sing-a-long pop song ever
“Let it Be,” the Beatles — For the good advice
“Hatikvah”

Favorite Drink:
The apple cider at Le Pain Quotidien

Favorite Charity:
American Red Cross

Favorite Vacation:
Maui and Paris — A city whose sheer beauty will never allow you to be bored.

Favorite Vice:
Betting on the Patriots (pro) and Army (college) — One will win the Super Bowl and the other will beat Navy this year.

Five people who I’d like to see answer this survey:
Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Gordon Brown, Stephen Hawking, Peter Frampton

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