Interview with Ted Turner in Modern Maturity, Sept/Oct 2000:


"You own a complete  library of films.  Which movies would you rank as the best?


Ted Turner:  "I'd say my all-time favorites would be  GONE WITH THE WIND, GANDHI, LAWRENCE OF ARABIA, and EMPIRE OF THE SUN."


"Those are all big, dramatic, sweeping stories.  In a way, your life has a sort of a David Lean scale to it, doesn't it?


Ted Turner:  "Sure.  I would have liked to have been a hero in some earlier time, a  knight  in shining armor.  To have ridden with King Arthur or charged at Gettysburg.  I would have liked that.  What's wrong with having dreams of glory?"