One time, ... I was doing 'Studs Place,' my early TV show, and I'm supposed to be quitting cigars and I'm yearning for a smoke and I quote from the 'Odyssey.' I say, I am Ulysses passing the Isle of Circe. Meaning I got these temptations. Truck drivers called in and said they liked the classical reference.
[American filmmakers ventured into Vietnam during the 1970s and 1980s with mixed results, but by the 1990s the baby boomers seemed increasingly eager to do an end run around their generation's war and all it represented, to embrace that of their fathers and grandfathers. Perhaps because, as an American veteran in the book] 'The Good War': An Oral History of World War II, ... It was the last time that most Americans thought they were innocent and good, without qualifications.