Perennial faves, mostly guy flicks, I guess:
3. Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid
Billy: "You're in poor company, Pat."
Pat Garrett: "Yeah, I'm alive, though."
Billy: "So am I."
4. Raising Arizona "Well OK, then."
5. Pollock--I read that Ed Harris' father recommended he consider
doing this movie because he was a dead ringer for Pollock. Which he
was, in fact. M G Harden took best supporting for her role as
Krasner. Fave quote from the movie: When questioned by Krasner
about his style and how it related to "nature", Pollock reportedly
said, "I AM nature".
6. Vincent and Theo
7. Anything Monty Python ever put on film
8. Bridge on the River Kwai
10. Key Largo
11. The Dirty Dozen
12. The Agony and the Ecstacy
13. Apocalypse Now
14. On the Waterfront
15. My Fair Lady (Harrison-Hepburn) (Move your bloomin'
16. The Lion in Winter
17. Lawrence of Arabia "...I killed two men...I enjoyed it."
18. Streetcar Named Desire (Brando, Leigh)
19. Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid-- "Who ARE those
Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine:
" I gave you my youth, I gave you your children."
King Henry II:
"I don't like my children! And as for your youth, that withered
flower, pressed between the pages of a hymnbook since you were
twelve years old, with its watery blood and stale, insipid scent,
you can bid farewell to that without a tear. Your body was an empty
desert, madame, which duty forced me to wander in alone."
Lee J. Cobb
Tennyson-if only for "Ulysses"
Jan van Eyck
In the Garden of Beasts--Larson
God is Not Great--Hitchens
Empire of the Summer Moon--Gwynne
The God Delusion--Dawkins
T.S. Eliot, a Life--Ackroid
Auden in Love--Farnen
All cartoon collections by B. Kliban (Never Eat Anything Bigger
than Your Head, etc.).
MUSIC--Short beginning of a long list.
Dead Can Dance
Allman Bros--including Gregg's solo stuff
Band of Horses
Zeppelin (how can you not, I mean, really?)
Eagles--not the overplayed stuff, but early stuff like 'Is it
Def Leppard (sorry, but they rocked with Mutt Lange. Same with
Earlier Rod Stewart (before he went disco)
Stevie Ray Vaughn
Sun Kil Moon
My Morning Jacket
Jerrry Jeff Walker
Robert Earl Keen
Some opera--mostly arias
My own recipes
"Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a bananna."
"Eighteen whiskies--I think that's a record."--Dylan Thomas (actual
"Don't drink the water, kid--fish fuck in it."--W.C. Fields
"What does it pay?"--W.B. Yeats on hearing he had won the Nobel
prize for literature
"In times of crisis, everybody's wrong all the time."--W.
"Immorality: the morality of those who are having a better
"Imagination is more important than knowledge."--A. Einstein
"If all the girls who attended the Yale prom were laid end to end,
I wouldn't be a bit surprised."--Dorothy Parker
"Show me a hero and I'll write you a tragedy."--FS Fitzgerald
"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog
it's too dark to read."--G. Marx