Authors: Virginia Woolf (To the Lighthouse, Mrs. Dalloway, Jacob's Room), Fyodor Dostoevsky (The Idiot, The Brothers Karamazov, Crime and Punishment, Notes From the Underground), JD Salinger (Franny and Zooey, Nine Stories), Thomas Hardy (Tess of the D'Urbervilles), Ernest Hemmingway (A Farewell to Arms, The Garden of Eden), F Scott Fitzgerald (Tender Is the Night), Kazuo Ishiguro (The Unconsoled, Never Let Me Go), John Cheever, Richard Yates (Revolutionary Road), Nabokov (Lolita), Joseph Heller (Catch-22). Could list more but I'll stop now.
Film: In many ways film has defined my life and has become an integral part in my day to day activities. I love movies and have seen thousands of them. Hopefully this list can do justice to what I have seen and love.
Directors: Alfred Hitchcock (Vertigo, Rebecca, North By Northwest, The Man Who Knew Too Much) Stanley Kubrick (The Shining, A Clockwork Orange, Eyes Wide Shut), Jean-Luc Godard (A Woman is a Woman, Breathless, Vivre sa Vie, Band of Outsiders) Christopher Nolan (Memento, Inception) Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan, Pi) Frank Capra (It's a Wonderful Life, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington) Charlie Chaplin (City Lights, Modern Times), Makoto Shinkai (5 Centimeters Per/Sec), Richard Kelly (Donnie Darko, The Box) Joe Wright (Atonement, Pride and Prejudice), Terrence Malick (The Thin Red Line, To the Wonder, The Tree of Life) Paul Thomas Anderson (Magnolia, There Will Be Blood), Lars Von Trier (Breaking the Waves, Dancer in the Dark, Melancholia)
Actors: James Stewart, Daniel Day-Lewis, Nicholas Cage, Charlie Chaplin, Leonardo Dicaprio, Dustin Hoffman, James Franco, Clint Eastwood, Jack Nicholson, Tom Hanks, Woody Allen, Matt Damon, Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Bruce Willis, Casey Affleck, Ryan Gosling, James Dean
Actresses: Audrey Hepburn, Katharine Hepburn, Keira Knightley, Kate Winslet, Natalie Portman, Joan Fontaine, Nicole Kidman, Emily Watson, Emma Watson, Saoirse Ronan, Elizabeth Olsen, Jennifer Lawrence, Anna Karina, Chloë Grace Moretz, Carey Mulligan, Rooney Mara, Irene Jacob, Michelle Williams, Anne Hathaway, Naomi Watts, Charlize Theron, Rachael McAdams, Anna Kendrick
Current Television I watch: Community, How I Met Your Mother, New Girl, Louie, Orphan Black, Downton Abbey, Homeland, Dexter, Boardwalk Empire, The Americans, Game of Thrones, Parks and Recreation, The Simpsons, Bob's Burgers, Orange is the New Black, Breaking Bad, Mad Men, Hannibal, The Big Bang Theory, The Newsroom, Girls, Veep, True Blood, Wilfred, The Bridge, Justified, The X-files, Buffy: The Vampire Slayer, Adventure Time, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Archer, Twin Peaks, South Park
Televison I have completed and love: Dawson's Creek, Freaks and Geeks, Seinfeld, The Sopranos, Deadwood, 30 Rock, Boy Meets World, The Wire, Enlightened, Scrubs, Party Down, Lost
Music: At times my love for music can almost be as much as my love for film.
Daughter, The Naked and Famous, Chvches, Purity Ring, The National, Radiohead, Bjork, Kate Bush, Postiljonen, The School, Sigur Ros, Sister Crayon, Sleigh Bells, Stars, Still Corners, The xx, Ume, Zola Jesus, Warpaint, Arcade Fire, Asobi Seksu, Bat For Lashes, Braids, Cocteau Twins, Haim, Foxes, The Hundred in the Hands, IO Echo, Lucy Rose, Joanna Newsom, The Joy Formidable, Mew, Memoryhouse, MS MR, Built to Spill, Garbage, Broken Social Scene, Archers of Loaf, Phantogram, Kanye West, Childish Gambino, Riff Raff
Guilty Pleasures: Vanessa Carlton, Taylor Swift, Avril Lavigne, Selena Gomez, Paramore, Fall Out Boy, The All-American Rejects, Onerepublic,
Also really into the Japanese indie scene: 凛として時雨(Rin Toshite Shigure), Negoto, aquarifa, noanowa, Tam Tam, Shiina Ringo, イツエ(Itsue), Kashiwa Daisuke etc.