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Master and Commander, 8 1/2, Synecdoche New York, The Big Lebowski,
Rushmore, Blade Runner, The Life Aquatic, Commando, Before
Sunrise/Sunset/Midnight, La Dolce Vita, Manhattan, The Fall, La
Grande Bellezza, Apocalypse Now, Brazil, Aguirre: The Wrath of God,
The Master, Inside Llewyn Davis and The Grand Budapest Hotel [saw
the last couple five times in the theater, no shame]
A favorite scene:
"I know how to do it now. There are nearly 13 million people in the
world. Can you imagine that many people? And none of those people
is an extra. They're all leads in their own stories. They have to
be given their due."
Or when Claudia Cardinale takes Guido for a ride in 8 1/2, and she
deflects in the most delightful and loving way all of Guido's
Or the smile on Zero Moustafa's face at the end of The Grand
Budapest Hotel, just as the elevator closes.
Listen, I've spent a lotta time in a big dark room by myself, with
my own consciousness dissolved, witnessing other lives. That's
move-going. It's important.
Treasure Island, Invisible Cities, Nabokov, Pynchon, Mark Twain,
Hemingway, Vonnegut, Flann O'Brien, Cheever, Katherine Anne Porter,
Kafka, Elkin, Joyce, Gaddis, Barthelme, Gass, Borges, pretty much
anything by Bill Bryson, Krapp's Last Tape, Calvin & Hobbes,
Achewood, The Far Side, more more more
One favorite passage:
There's nothing back at "The White Visitation" he really needs.
Nothing he can't let go. Clothes on his back and the pool
motorcycle, a pocket full of spare change and anger unlimited, what
more does a 30-year-old innocent need to make his way in the city?
"I'm fucking Dick Whittington!" it occurs to him zooming down Kings
Road, "I've come to London! I'm your Lord Mayor. . . ."
Deadwood [and anything else David Milch wrote and HBO cancelled],
The Wire, 30 Rock, Arrested Development, Broad City, Louie,
Carnivale, Game of Thrones, Peep Show, Boardwalk Empire, Curb Your
Enthusiasm, Archer, Breaking Bad, Mad Men, The Sopranos, Firefly,
Marion & Geoff, The Trip, I Claudius, Twin Peaks
One favorite scene:
"This is love! Missing her because she's gone, wanting to die.
You're so lucky. You're like a walking poem. Would you rather be
some kind of a fantasy, some kind of a Disney ride? Is that what
you want? Don't you see this is the good part?!"
"I thought this was the bad part?"
"No! The bad part is when you forget her, when you don't care about
her, when you don't care about anything..."
The Duke Silver Trio