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BOOKS: World War Z, Ready Player One, Do Androids Dream of Electric
Sheep?, The Rules of Attraction, American Psycho. I'm also in the
process of planning to shoot a short film so I've been reading up
on film festival strategy books.
Graphic Novels/Comic Books:
Fell, Saga, East of West, Peter Panzerfaust, Ten Grand, Locke &
Key, Fatale, Chew, Happy!, Revival, Rat Queens, Transmetropolitan,
Deadly Class, Sex Criminals, Petrograd, The Walking Dead, Letter
44, Y: The Last Man, Nowhere Men
And stuff. Comic books, to me, are like story boarded movie scripts
and I lurve them. Considering nearly half of the big movies that
come out these days are based on comic books and graphic novels, I
can effectively deceive people into telling them it's "research"...
but really they're just kind of awesome, and if you think that's
nerdy or dorky then so be it.
MOVIES: I can give you my top 10...
1) L.A. Confidential
2) Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
3) The Usual Suspects
4) Dawn of the Dead (1978)
5) Wristcutters: A Love Story
These next 4 kind of change often depending on how I "feel"
8) One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
9) Shaun of the Dead
Also, I intentionally leave out certain movies because they should
be in everyone's Top 10, and to me it's cliché to list them so I'd
prefer to let people know about other movies that you might not
expect to see. These movies I refer to are ones like Back to the
Future, Ghostbusters, The Big Lebowski, Goodfellas, Pulp Fiction,
Shawshank Redemption, etc. They are all amazing movies, but
everyone knows about them so I don't want to bore people into
letting them know I like the same movies as everyone else.
SHOWS: Game of Thrones, True Detective, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Key
& Peele, House of Cards, 30 Rock, Parks & Recreation, The
Walking Dead, Boardwalk Empire, Happy Endings, Top Gear (UK), True
Blood, Comic Book Men, Breaking Bad, Sherlock, Arrested
Development, Firefly, The Newsroom, New Girl, and a ridiculous
amount of others.
MUSIC: It evolves constantly. Used to be a huge metalhead when I
was younger, now I listen to a lot of indie/electronic/alternative
stuff. Pretty much anything except country music (as in schlock
like Toby Keith). Music I'm currently listening to:
Run The Jewels, Purity Ring, Pearl & The Beard, Dan Mangan,
CHVRCHES, Grimes, Kavinsky, Sleigh Bells, Weezer, Aesop Rock, Sage
Francis, The Mountain Goats, Purity Ring, Tom Waits, Future
Islands, Dark Dark Dark, Tally Hall, Phantogram, You Won't, Baby
Baby, Margot & The Nuclear So and So's, The Cat Empire, Youth
Lagoon, Faded Paper Figures, Passion Pit, Metric, Asobi Seksu,
Sleeper Agent, Kiss Kiss, Bad Religion, Streetlight Manifesto,
Teddybears, Avett Brothers, Muse, Shane Koyczan and the Short Story
Long, Eels, Sigur Ros, Jonsi, Daft Punk, Gogol Bordello, Fiona
Apple, Ingrid Michaelson, MGMT, Regina Spektor, James Blake, Gotan
Among others. Spotify is everything.