August 07, 2003


Which US President screened “High Noon” 20 times?

Posted by Tim Blair at August 7, 2003 12:24 AM

20 times!? Actually, I think any person who watches any film 20 times has some sort of serious problem...

Posted by: Mark Harden at August 7, 2003 at 01:01 AM

I've seen a couple movies upwards of 20 times, I must say. "Running on Empty" is one. "Casablanca". "Fearless". I admit it. Some movies never get old.

I suppose I should be relieved that he didn't screen something like "Porky's Revenge" 20 times!! Or, who knows, he probably did ... but he certainly wouldn't want THAT to get out, now would he ...

Posted by: sheila at August 7, 2003 at 01:17 AM

20 times in eight years is more than twice a year, on average. I can handle that, especially if it's High Noon. I love the music. "Do no forsake me oh my darling ..."

Posted by: Gabor at August 7, 2003 at 01:30 AM

And they say George W. takes a lot of time off. Between watching movies 20 times over and Monica, how did Bill have time to bomb aspirin factories and empty buildings?

Posted by: Kashei at August 7, 2003 at 01:31 AM

CLinton also played alot of golf.
But then the intimate details of the Lewinsky affair indicate that he was skilled at multi-tasking.

Posted by: Jack Strocchi at August 7, 2003 at 02:30 AM

Bill Clinton is generally regarded as a pretty smart fellow. You'd think the invaluable lessons of "High Noon" would have seeped into his foreign policy. You'd think...

Posted by: Tongue Boy at August 7, 2003 at 02:57 AM

Guess he liked watching what he could act like if he had any guts, or morals.

Posted by: Barbara Skolaut at August 7, 2003 at 05:01 AM

I thought High Noon was a Cheech and Chong movie.

Posted by: James Dudek at August 7, 2003 at 05:16 AM

But he didn't inhale. Dang, Barbara: you stole my line!

Posted by: Kathy Shaidle at August 7, 2003 at 10:42 AM

Bill Clinton also claimed that he _was_ the Harrison Ford character of the President in "Air Force One"!

Talk about a "complete suspension of disbelief"!!!

Posted by: nofixedabode at August 7, 2003 at 12:12 PM

He probably believed he was watching a comedy and not a morality play. I'll bet he thought that the Gary Cooper character was a nut.

Posted by: D2D at August 7, 2003 at 06:35 PM