In last week's New Yorker, David Denby concluded his appraisal of Susan Sontag's cinephilia with this startling sentence: "At the end of her life, working hard, and often ill, Susan Sontag went to the movies almost every day of the week." As Rob Zombie reveals in the current Film Comment, she was in good company:
I'm friends now with Alice Cooper, and he is the most obsessed movie person you'll ever meet. He goes to the movies every single day and sees every single movie that comes out. Everything. I'll try to find something he may have missed, but I knew there was no getting over on him after he once left a message on my machine saying, "I'm not going to be home tonight, I'm going to see Dunston Checks In." It's a sickness with him.