Five Favorite Films

Five Favorite Films with Tony Bennett

by | November 21, 2012 | Comments

Chances are, if you’re breathing, you’re a fan of Tony Bennett. Winner of 16 Grammys and 2 Emmys, Mr. Bennett is also an accomplished painter and founder of The Frank Sinatra School of the Arts. His career has spanned over 60 of his 86 years, and you might assume that he wants to slow down a little, but that couldn’t be more wrong. In fact, he’s now the subject of another documentary, this time executive produced by his son and manager Danny Bennett. It puts a beautiful twist on music documentaries. The Zen of Bennett is as artistic as the man himself, and shares with you the incredibly, well, zen perspective of a worldwide legend.

We asked Mr. Bennett his five favorite films. Much like his new documentary, out now on DVD, his answers were simple, elegant, and full of the passion that has drawn us to his music for decades.

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (John Huston, 1948; 100% Tomatometer)

My favorite movie.

Modern Times (Charlie Chaplin, 1936; 100% Tomatometer)

Charlie Chaplin was a genius and a great humanist.

My Fair Lady (Goerge Cukor, Scott Heming, 1964; 94% Tomatometer)

It was such a wonderfully written movie.

The Kid (Charles Chaplin, 1921; 100% Tomatometer)

Another great Chaplin film.

Citizen Kane (Orson Welles, 1941; 100% Tomatometer)

Orson Wells was a genius!

The Zen of Bennett is available on DVD on November 19th.

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