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I am a film nut. I worked at an independently owned video store for
six years, and it was there that I educated myself on cinema of all
kinds. My favorite directors are Bergman
, and Tarkovsky
, but I love Bunuel, Herzog,
Fellini, Renoir, Truffeaut, and countless others. I try to see
everything in the theaters, as well. Great films I've seen recently
in the last year: Let the Right One In, Thirst, Flame and Citron,
In The Loop
The Hurt Locker, The Messenger, Gomorra.
I am also a closeted Brit and was reared on all things Monty
Python. I've even been to Doune Castle, in Scotland, where they
filmed all but one of the castle scenes in the Holy Grail.
Somewhere, there is a picture of me banging two empty coconut
shells together outside of said castle.
As for books, Cormac McCarthy
. I also love
, James Ellroy
, Milan Kundera,
Gabriel Garcia Marquez, John Steinbeck
Henry Miller, China Mieville, Douglas Adams, Shakespeare, Iain
Banks, and countless playwrights (namely Martin McDonagh, Brian
Friel, Tom Stoppard, among others), and many, many others.
In terms of music, I am into everything save for mainstream, easily
digestible tripe. My favorite bands are Faith No More
, Devin Townsend,
Agalloch, Nick Cave and the Bad
, Swans, Killing Joke
, Kate Bush, Depeche
Mode, Katatonia, Enter the Hunt, Cynic, The Cure, Rozz-era Christian
, Mastodon, The Gathering, Breathless, The Jesus Lizard,
The Smiths/Morrissey, Meshuggah, In The Woods, Bad Brains,
, Thought Industry, Ulver,
Deathspell Omega, Arvo Part, Dalek, Mr. Bungle, lots of 80s bay
area thrash, d-beat, crust punk, the first three Manic Street
Preachers albums (The Holy Bible is one of the finest rock albums
of the 90s) and thousands upon thousands more.
Food: If I could have pizza given to me intravenously via an IV, I
would do it. There's nothing quite like a good burger, either. I
like good food, period. Indian and Thai restaurants are some of my
favorite places, but I don't go to them nearly enough.
TV: the UK Office (miles ahead of the American version), Dexter,
Thick of It
, Justified, Kids in the Hall, Twin Peaks, Mock the
Week (until Frankie Boyle left. It has since gone to shit), QI, The
Wire, Battlestar Galactica (issue-based television in space, so far
beyond what normally passes for sci-fi. It's legit drama), and
nerdier things I watch in spite of myself, such as Eureka,
Sanctuary, Farscape, et cetera.