(a) Ernest Hemingway, George Orwell, and Bret Easton Ellis
(b) Memento, Dr. Strangelove, The Third Man, The Good The Bad and
The Ugly, Pulp Fiction, Night and the City (original), Once Upon a
Time in the West, Pan's Labyrinth, Vertigo, The Deer Hunter, North
By Northwest, The Exterminating Angel, etc.
If James Stewart, Quentin Tarantino, Sergio Leone or gangsters are
involved, I'll probably like it.
(c) Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, Sons of Anarchy, Boardwalk
Empire, It's Always Sunny, Archer, South Park ....
(d) Catherine Wheel, The Twilight Singers / The Afghan Whigs, The
Beatles, Love (Arthur Lee), anything involving Damon Albarn (i.e.,
Blur, Gorillaz, etc.), Radiohead, Curtis Mayfield, Brand New,
Wu-Tang in all their forms, Atmosphere, My Bloody Valentine, Big
Star, The Beach Boys, anything involving Danger Mouse, The O'Jays,
The Carpenters, Bon Iver, each of those early 70's soul groups with
one or two hits
(e) I love food. True story.