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March 19, 2010

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Great list, Jonathan - I can see you're much more well and widely read than I am!

I don't know if I'd say any movies have influenced me per se, though there are many that I love: anything with Gene Kelly (especially Singin' in the Rain, An American in Paris), Fred Astaire (all the movies with Ginger Rogers, of course), or Cary Grant, especially with Katherine Hepburn (Holiday, Bringing Up Baby, The Philadephia Story); these three actors (four, counting Hepburn) represent grace, craft, and class to me.

Also: the John Hughes/Brat Pack movies of the 80s that I grew up with (St. Elmo's Fire, The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller's Day Off); Kevin Smith's early movies, especially Chasing Amy; and romantic comedies of any era, of which I am an unabashed fan.

I wish I could mention some recent movies, but I just haven't seen any; I did see (500) Days of Summer recently on DVD and loved it.

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