A LOT. But since you asked...
My number one favorite is AMÉLIE, and always will be.
My favorite film foundation is made up of...
Tarantino femme fatales
John Waters’ inimitable brand of filth
Wes Anderson's attention to detail
and Baz Luhrmann alternate realities.
Other essential viewing includes All About Eve, Eternal Sunshine of
the Spotless Mind, The Hours, Pleasantville, Drop Dead Gorgeous,
Secretary, Ghost World, Jurassic Park, Moonstruck, Serenity, and
Suspiria. Movie nights are my favorite nights.
Francesca Lia Block's neo-fairy tales. Ingrid and Astrid in
oleander time. Gals who are just MAD about “dolls”. The tiniest of
details documented by Susan Orlean. David Sedaris reading out loud.
Gillian Flynn's pantheon of violent women. All things YA-YA! and
Traveling Pants. Banter between Crowley and Aziraphale. Dan Brown's
comically melodramatic cliffhangers. Training circus elephants in
Polish. Lyra reading the Alethiometer. Sylvia Plath's views on life
(and death). Everything Shakespeare.
Gilmore Girls, Parks and Recreation, Twin Peaks, Sherlock, House of
Cards, Downton Abbey, The Walking Dead, New Girl, Bones, Lie to Me,
Mad Men, Grey's Anatomy, Scrubs, How I Met Your Mother, The Office,
The West Wing, Absolutely Fabulous, Doctor Who, Firefly, Sex and
the City, True Blood, Chelsea Lately, and so on. My Netflix queue
is like a million miles long.
Musicals, movie soundtracks, hip hop, Irish music, jazz singers,
swing, ska, classical, bluegrass, opera, classic rock, mash-up
remixes, a cappella, guilty pleasure pop songs, idiosyncratic love
songs, different versions of the same song, and old-timey novelty
songs with silly and/or dirty titles. Random artist sampling
includes The Decemberists, The Chieftains, Squirrel Nut Zippers,
Flogging Molly, Ella Fitzgerald, Regina Spektor, Amanda Palmer, Amy
Winehouse, Lady Gaga, Martha Wainwright, Janelle Monae, Die
Antwoord, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Rufus Wainwright, Indigo Girls, Ani
Difranco, Adele, Beyonce, Patsy Cline, Yann Tiersen, Save Ferris,
JD McPherson. And ABBA! If you're lucky, I'll make you one of my
world famous mix CDs.
"Why would anybody ever eat anything besides breakfast
"People are idiots, Leslie."
--Parks and Recreation