JRHolbrook
24 York, UK
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My self-summary
I'm the tortured bohemian artist type, hence the picture of me smoking in Paris, because pretension is my middle name.
I ask too many questions.
My facial expression 'screen saver', as it were, is a look of confusion, or a look of being intensely lost. I can only assume that this is my body's natural reaction to not being 'at home'.
I look least confused when I find myself in a place I feel most at home, and that place is Paris.

Loves green tea, hates reality. If lost, please return to Paris.

I so, so, so just want to be french.

All my passions in life can be traced back to a desire to be french.

I'm not sure whether it says a lot about me as a person or not that I waited to get to a computer to start filling in my profile instead of accessing it from my phone.

To be continued...
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Wow, where to begin. Well, I'm not a huge film or TV fan. But I shall come tot hat momentarily.

Books
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 favourite authors:
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..

Film
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.

Music

I shall return to complete this very shortly..
The six things I could never do without
Not necessarily in order of importance.
1. Intellectual conversation
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