Movies: 8 ½, GoodFellas, Citizen Kane, The Good The Bad and The
Ugly, Saving Private Ryan, Red Beard, Fanny and Alexander,
Chinatown, The Rules of the Game, Barry Lyndon, Rear Window,
Schindler’s List, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, The Godfather, The
Insider, Amadeus, The Third Man, Traffic, Road to Perdition, The
Treasure of the Sierra Madre, Charade, The Shawshank Redemption,
Lawrence of Arabia, Murder My Sweet, Magnolia, Le Samouraï,
L’Eclisse, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Big Red One, Oldboy, Big Fish,
The Big Lebowski, The Seventh Seal, Touch of Evil, Rashomon,
Mulholland Drive, Blue Velvet, Punch-Drunk Love, Boogie Nights, Dr.
Strangelove, La Dolce Vita, Rushmore, Taxi Driver, The Pianist, The
Sting, Lost In Translation, Notorious, Mr. Arkadin, Chungking
Express, Amarcord, The Silence, Casablanca, Raging Bull, After
Hours, Contempt, Léon (The Professional), Eyes Wide Shut, Sweet
Smell of Success, In the Mood for Love, Chicago, Heat, Bringing Up
Baby, Miller's Crossing, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the
World, Kagemusha, Almost Famous, Once Upon a Time in the West,
Cinderella Man, The Thin Red Line, On the Waterfront, Memories of
Murder, Glengarry Glen Ross, Carnival of Souls, The Battle of
Algiers, Network, Le Cercle Rouge, A Woman is a Woman, Elevator to
the Gallows, Kanal, Shoot the Piano Player, The Wages of Fear, The
Bridge on the River Kwai, Army of Shadows, The Trial, Ace in the
Hole, There Will Be Blood, Drive. Really I could keep going.
Favorite directors? Don't get me started...
Books: I'm a big fan of a lot of Japanese authors, especially
Haruki Murakami, Ryu Murakami, Kenzaburo Oe, and Kobo Abe. Other
favorite authors would include Neil Gaiman, James Ellroy, Franz
Kafka, Cormac McCarthy, Graham Greene, and Harlan Ellison. I
currently just got into Ed Brubaker's Criminal series. Just
finished "Coward" and now its on to "Lawless."
Shows: Breaking Bad, Mad Men, The Walking Dead, Twin Peaks, Game of
Thrones, Justified, Sons of Anarchy, Community, Venture Bros.,
Trigun, Hellsing, Portlandia, Sherlock, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The
Office, The Sopranos, The Wire, Arrested Development, Freaks &
Geeks, and Undeclared.
Music: The Beatles, Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Rolling Stones, In
Flames, Dark Tranquillity, Ayumi Hamasaki, Polysics, Perfume, Ken
Ishii, DJ Krush, DJ Shadow, DJ Food, Cut Chemist, Pelican, Isis,
Earth, Zozobra, Pyramids, Dalek, Wu-Tang-Clan, Jurassic 5, Mos Def,
MF Doom, Mastodon, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Boris, Sunn O))),
Cave In, M83, The White Stripes, The Black Keys, Anamanaguchi,
Carcass, At The Gates, Pig Destroyer, Emperor, Locrian, Baroness,
Watain, Deafheaven, Black Tusk, Windhand, and I'll keep adding to
this. Really I'm into all types of music as you can see from said
list it ranges from classics to Swedish death metal to Japanese pop
music to quality hip-hop and even drone metal and chip-tunes.
Food: I'm not terribly picky, but you should know I love sushi. I
have no interest in becoming a vegetarian/vegan, but I'm not
judgmental of people who are.