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.
I've very recently, as in the last month (as of this writing on
12/21/13), gotten heavily invested into graphic novels and comic
books. I know that's a nerdy thing, but I like them because they
are essentially story boarded movies with the scripts written in.
Because I work in the film/tv market I'm always looking for cool
ideas to draw inspiration from and I've found a lot of great stuff
in the form of graphic novels and comic books. If that's too nerdy,
that's fine, but that's why I'm into them. So far my favorites are
Fell, Revival, Happy!, Saga, Peter Panzerfaust, Rat Queens, The
Private Eye, East of West, and Petrograd.
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: TRUE DETECTIVE, 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.
Recently started watching a lot of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Key &
Peele, and House of Cards.
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:
Pearl & The Beard, Dan Mangan, CHVRCHES, Kavinsky, Sleigh
Bells, Weezer, Aesop Rock, Sage Francis, The Mountain Goats, Purity
Ring, Tom Waits, Future Islands, Metric, Asobi Seksu, Sleeper
Agent, Bad Religion, Streetlight Manifesto, Teddybears, Avett
Brothers, Muse, The Weeknd, 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