Thats a lot of questions... I suppose in terms of protagonists I
like anything focused around underdogs, outsiders or generally
fucked up people who don't quite understand the world. I've never
adequately been able to explain it to myself.
I've been through loads of 'stages' In my life and thus love many
ostensibly contradictory genres when it comes to any form of art.
Social realism, surrealism, existentialism, anything
Marxist.......... The theme of obsession is also great! I love any
film starring Klaus Kinski (he does it the best)
Books I've enjoyed in the past and can remember off hand include
The Outsider, The Picture of Dorian Grey, The world according to
Garp, Transmetropolitan, Nausea, Catch 22, Crime and punishment...
lots more I'm sure
movies: Too many! Recently been getting in Michael Hanake's movies.
Anything by the Cohen Brothers or Wes Anderson. Seventh
seal/Deliverance/I am Cuba... Blade runner. Lots!
Tv: Anything surreal. Particularly anything with Chris Morris,
Armando iannucci or Stewart Lee. I also really enjoyed the The Wire
along with every other human ever who saw it.
Music: Punk, Noise, Folk, Jazz - anything a bit weird or unique.
Bands like Black Dice, Crass, Aphex Twin, Chrome, Beefheart, add N
to X.. Throbbing Gristtle... lots more etc. The default feeling is
anger and the default theme is death. Which is odd as I'm generally
a laugh at everything sort of character :/
Food: I try my best to stick to a really low impact diet both
socially and ethically (as in - in my brain). My exception to this
rule of thumb is I will try any animal once. I cant explain it
beyond the childish 'you have to try everything once' impulse I