Film: The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, Amarcord. Papillon, Amelie, The Wages of Fear, Annie Hall, The Best of Youth, the Film Noir festival at the Castro; the Italian film festival at the Embarcadero.
Music: Dexy's Midnight Runners, the Jesus and Mary Chain, the Style Council, the Ramones, the Doors, the Monkees, Serge Gainsbourg, Joao Gilberto, and Sibelius and Rimski-Korsakov.
Food: Middle Eastern; Thai; Indian; and at home, preparing Italian, barbecue on the porch, three-cheese omelets and fried plantains. Occasional guilty pleasure? Dark chocolate.