Wow, where to begin. Well, I'm not a huge film or TV fan. But I
shall come tot hat momentarily.
Lost Generation (Hemingway, Joyce, Stein, etc.)
Beat Generation (Kerouac, Ginsberg, Burroughs, etc.)
In no particular order, I should very much like to add some of my
Steinbeck, Orwell, Sartre, Laing, Freud, Vian, Sagan, Camus,
Stendhal, Douglas Adams, Stephen Fry, Wolfe, Hunter S Thompson,
Wilde, Arthur Conan Doyle, Twain, Wodehouse, Waugh, Fitzgerald,
Barthes, Queneau, Yates, Che Guevara, and so on..
I cannot admit to having a particularly large collection of films,
my DVD collection consists mainly of stand up comedy and classic
british comedy sitcom boxsets.
Comedy- wise: A Bit of Fry & Laurie, Monty Python's Flying
Circus, Porridge, The Two Ronnies, Open All Hours, Only Fools &
Horses, Blackadder, etc.
Film-wise: I'm currently becoming addicted somewhat to film noir
and silent movies. I have been indulging in a boxset of early
Chaplin films, and I must say they are fantastic! Also, I'm working
my way thru a number of French New Wave films. I'm a huge fan of
all things french, and french cinema is so unbelievably perfect and
beautiful, to attempt to put such beauty into words would be doing
the extent of its brilliance a disservice! I love Godard
particularly, though my favourite modern directors are Klapisch and
Garrell, and my preferred french actors are the mesmerising Louis
Garrell, the tantalising Romain Duris, and the splendiforous
Clotilde Hesme. Not sure yet where I stand on Tautou, but I intend
to figure it out very soon.
I shall return to complete this very shortly..