I enjoy Wes Anderson for still making films about little things, Fatih Akin for making films that feel like films, Renoir's humanism, the beauty of Les Enfants du Paradis, the energy of Mean Streets, the great comedy actresses of the 40s and 50s, Gene Kelly's dancing, the Italian Realists, Nouvelle Vague and especially Bertolucci for The Conformist.
Music - I'll come back to this but have discovered to my surprise great joy in opera, especially in the works of Mozart which seem to me some of the most optimistic and warming things ever made.
Here we go ten favourites: The Pixies, The Skatalites, Amadou and Miriam, Pulp, Bach, Bright Eyes, Francoise Hardy, Rodriguez, A Tribe Called Quest, Dylan
The vastness of the Universe
Belief in others
A comfortable sofa