Recently in his column for the Chronicle," Ask Mick LaSalle," deeply devoted to Dino pallie, Mr. Steve “Dino” Donikian (pictured on the left below),of San Leandro took LaSalle to task for his apparent lack of apprecation for our one and only Dino and below is "Dino" Donikian's quire and Mick LaSalle's reply.
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Dino Martin Peters
Ask Mick LaSalle: Don’t ignore huge story arc connecting all ‘Avengers’ movies
By Mick LaSalle May 9, 2018
So Mick: So for all the years I’ve been touting some of Dean Martin’s greatest roles, you’ve never even seen them. As a film critic, that is pretty weak. When I reviewed films, I often saw movies that had actors I didn’t care for, but still saw the films and tried to give an honest review. Please don’t see the classic “Rio Bravo.” Better forget about seeing “Some Came Running” — it has that other guy you don’t care for, Frank Sinatra. Also, don’t bother with “The Young Lions.”
Steve “Dino” Donikian, San Leandro
So Steve: I’ve seen “Some Came Running” — it’s a great movie, and I’ve written about it and have shown it to students. I’ve seen “The Young Lions” (1958) and liked it, though I forgot Dean Martin was in it. Maybe that’s for the best. As for seeing movies with actors I don’t care for, that’s practically the job description. Yet most of the time, when forced to see people over and over that I don’t like, I gradually end up liking them, either because a certain Stockholm syndrome kicks in or because, like Adam Sandler, they actually get better with the years. But obviously, none of this can apply to dead actors from 60 years ago. They’re not getting any better. And if I don’t like them, I sure am not going to make them the focus of my leisure hours. I certainly will not turn my living room into “A Clockwork Orange,” strap myself into a chair and watch Dean Martin movies with my eyelids taped open. You’ll be amazed, but that doesn’t sound like fun to me. So, no, I’m not a fan of Dean Martin. I do like him in a few things, and I like some of his recordings. But to me he will always be a smug buffoon with a variety show, either drunk or making believe he’s drunk and laughing all over himself at those mirthless celebrity roasts. That was the Dean Martin I grew up with. Plus, I find the whole Rat Pack thing repulsive.