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What’s Your Favorite Movie?


Couric: What is your favorite movie of all time?McCain: “Viva Zapata.” It’s a movie made by Elia Kazan. It was one of the trilogy of “A Streetcar Named Desire,” and “On the Waterfront” and “Viva Zapata.” Marlon Brando stars in it. He plays Zapata. It’s a heroic tale of a person who sacrificed everything for what he believed in and there’s some of the most moving scenes in that movie that I’ve ever seen. And one of them is he gets married. The night of his wedding night he gets up, and he and Jean Peters are in their hotel room, this little room, and she says “what’s the matter?” And he says, “I gotta go to Mexico City tomorrow. I’ve gotta be with Poncho Villa and Modero and these people.” He says “I can’t read.” And she reaches over and takes the bible from the table and opens it up and starts, “In the beginning.” It’s a great scene. It’s great and there’s many others that are wonderful too, especially when he dies – when he gives everything for his country and what he believes in.


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