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my favorites ... ever

Over on his blog, Mick LaSalle is asking people to list their favorites in 28 different categories. You are allowed to add one honorable mention, and you can skip categories. I skipped several, and gave honorable mentions for a few (in parentheses). Here were my choices, as of the moment I filled out the survey:

Movie: The Godfather & The Godfather Part II (The Sorrow and the Pity)
Play: A Streetcar Named Desire
Film Director: Jean Renoir
TV Show: The Wire (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
Album: Born to Run (Astral Weeks)
Novel: The Plague
Novelist: Philip K. Dick
Actor: Marlon Brando
Actress: Helen Mirren
Beatle: John
Non-Fiction Book: Pauline Kael, For Keeps
Painting: Guernica
Singer: Elvis
Pope: Eddie
Philosopher: Camus
Marx Brother: Groucho

Go on over to his blog and add your own choices. List ‘em here, too!