Movies in 2013: Nebraska, Gravity, Wolf of Wall Street, Dallas
Movies all time: The Natural, Casablanca, Once Upon a Time in the
West, Amadeus, Casino, Heat, Goodfellas, There Will Be Blood,
Citizen Kane, Battleship Potemkin, The Seven Samurai, The Last
Crusade, Vertigo, Inception, The Aviator, Chaplin, Eyes Wide Shut,
Amelie, The Killer, Star Wars IV - VI, Mr. Majestyk, Lawrence of
Arabia, A Better Tomorrow, The Triplets of Bellville, The Godfather
I & II, Tombstone, On the Waterfront, Gone With the Wind, Death
Wish 3, Being There, First Blood, Last of the Mohicans, Much Ado
About Nothing, Hamlet(Kenneth Branagh),The Passion of the Christ,
The Last Temptation of Christ.
Good Reads: Mostly technical stuff for school but I do love good
fiction. All the typical high - middlebrow suspects from Tolstoy to
Twain. I adore the classical Greeks and Romans, Cicero is my
favorite. The Tintin comics are a real treat. Doris Kearns Goodwin
presidential biographies. Anything Christopher Hitchens ever wrote.
Michael Lewis. Edmund Burke. David Sedaris. Thomas Sowell.
Alexander Hamilton. Irving Babbitt. On the lighter side I've read
Hunger a Games and I did check out 50 Shades (much to the derision
of my friends) because I'm forever curious as to what is making
(some) of the XX - chromosome set click.
Music: The usual good rock/pop/blues/jazz canon. Dylan, Johnny
Halladay, Tom Petty, Elvis, The Beatles, Sinatra, Marvin Gaye, Def
Leppard, Electric Six, Dire Straits, Robyn Carlsson, Michael
Jackson, Cher, Roy Orbison, Bruce Springsteen, Joan Baez, Alabama,
Edith Piaf, The Beach Boys, Glenn Miller, Allison Kraus, The Cars,
Scott Joplin, John Williams, Irving Berlin, Wagner, Vivaldi, and
Chopin. My guilty pleasures include eighties country and hair metal
but I do manage to keep it in check. ;-)
Food: Vietnamese, Thai, sushi, Fillipino, German, and Russian are
favorites but I'll eat anything as long as the dish has a
compelling back story.
I don't watch a lot of TV but when I do it'll be something like
Rick Steves (travel porn on PBS) or a quality fiction like Game of
Thrones or Arrested Development. Foyle's War and other Brit dramas.
My favorite TV show of all time is Star Trek: The Next Generation.