Patton. Nixon reportedly screened it over and over at the White House. According to IMDB.com, Nixon was given an early screening of 1776 and objected to a musical number which was subsequently removed. It was restored on the Director’s Cut DVD. It’s not something to watch in the sense, but Nixon has appeared on Time magazine more than any other person. No word if Nixon liked television but it’s safe to say television did not like him.
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Of recording it for Audible.com she said “The more fun you have with it, the sillier and the more free you get with it, the better it is because it’s a story that can handle it. It’s amazing to be able to discover something new about something you feel you know so well.”
In an NPR interview Hathaway talks about the other actors she’s worked with who do fantastic jobs. ”I am an actor who believes film is the director’s medium. And I got along so well with [director] Ang Lee [on Brokeback Mountain] because I showed up and said, ‘What color do you need me to be today in your painting?’ I was so happy to serve him and his story and his vision, so I would just do anything he told me to do.” And other actresses? Meryl Streep was very instructive “From a technical standpoint, I didn’t know how she could be so on top of everything and still be so relaxed. And that just really blew my mind — how deep in her bones she’d taken the character.” And Julie Andrews is “the nicest person, she couldn’t be warmer.”