Favorite movies: Anything by Ingmar Bergman but especially Fanny and Alexander and The Seventh Seal; The Fall; Amelie; anything by Peter Greenaway but especially The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover; the short films of Jan Svankmajer; Dogtooth; Waking Life; Tekkon Kinkreet; anything by Wes Anderson but especially The Royal Tenenbaums and Rushmore; El Topo; Melancholia; most of Woody Allen's movies but especially Annie Hall and Love and Death; Paris, Texas; anything by David Lynch but especially Lost Highway and Wild at Heart; Withnail and I; The Shining; most everything by Werner Herzog but especially My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done.
Favorite shows: I don't watch much television. However, I have a special place in my heart for Twin Peaks, devoured House of Cards, Carnivale, and Boardwalk Empire, and watched a lot of Whose Line is It Anyway? as a child.
Favorite music: Tame by the Pixies.
2. My family (remarkably similar to Wes Anderson's Tenenbaums) & their charming, infuriating idiosyncrasies
3. My friends & my various forms of correspondence with them
4. Great literature & intelligent conversation
5. Great music & great film