Article: 19910701025

Title: Guest Shot: Mario Puzo

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Guest Shot: Mario Puzo
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"I don't go to the movies," says Mario Puzo, two-time Oscar winner and best-selling author of The Godfather, "because I love to watch videos." Playing regularly on one of two huge home screens are, naturally, the Corleone family saga ("I watched parts one and two four times in order to write the third"); Gone with the Wind ("The second half is much worse than the first"); Chariots of Fire ("because it's charming"); and Jesus Christ Superstar, which he has seen "a thousand times" despite walking out on it in the theater. "As for horror movies," he says, "I never watch them, though The Exorcist is a perfectly executed film." Of oldies that "stand up well," Puzo cites The Informer and Double Indemnity. "[Producer] Bob Evans said Body Heat was better than Indemnity, but he's full of shit, for my money." So what won't Puzo watch? "Music videos. To me, they're just kids being wise guys."
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"I don't go to the movies," says Mario Puzo, two-time Oscar winner and best-selling author of The Godfather, "because I love to watch videos." Playing regularly on one of two huge home screens are, naturally, the Corleone family saga ("I watched parts one and two four times in order to write the third"); Gone with the Wind ("The second half is much worse than the first"); Chariots of Fire ("because it's charming"); and Jesus Christ Superstar, which he has seen "a thousand times" despite walking out on it in the theater. "As for horror movies," he says, "I never watch them, though The Exorcist is a perfectly executed film." Of oldies that "stand up well," Puzo cites The Informer and Double Indemnity. "[Producer] Bob Evans said Body Heat was better than Indemnity, but he's full of shit, for my money." So what won't Puzo watch? "Music videos. To me, they're just kids being wise guys."

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