But at this point, and for quite some time, creating a home and family is the real ambition.
Nashville (definite #1), Rashomon (not so much for the subjectivity of truth, but for the humanity of the characters), Paths of Glory, Barry Lyndon, Manhattan, The Player, Blood Simple, Clerks, Donnie Darko, Pulp Fiction, The Conversation, Adaptation, 'Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow', Dog Day Afternoon,Hudsucker Proxy, Blues Brothers, Slap Shot. My favorite documentary is 'The Bridge'. TV: Cheers (to me, Sam/Diane is the most authentic love story told on screen, movies included), Newsradio, 30 Rock, Barney Miller, Twilight Zone (some favorites: 'five characters in search of an exit','the hitchhiker', 'the grave', 'the after hours', 'the passerby', 'he's alive',"come wonder with me". Outer Limits "Borderland"
Russell's "History of Western Philosophy", "Guns, Germs, And Steel", "Little Prince", "Brideshead Revisited", "War and Peace", "The God Delusion", "Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind", " The Guns of August", "Japan's Longest Day", "Inferno", "The Unfolding of Language", Pinker's "How the Mind Works", "The Great Gatsby". Favorite childhood author was O'Henry
Let there rock: Deep Purple (Pictures of Home is my favorite song along with Lazy it always gets lost behind Smoke on the Water on that album), Dire Straits, NIN, System of a Down, Hound Dog Taylor, Doors, GNR (Don't Damn Me is one underrated song), Queen. Simon/Garfunkel and the Russian guitar bards, Vysotsky, Okudzhava and Nikitiny for my more lyrical side. "i Chimgan osveschaet dorogu moju, i bezumno prekrasen soboju..." In fact, Pictures of Home + Okudzhava's 'Francois Villion's Prayer'+ "Ballada o Bor'be" by Vysotsky, with its 13-year-old-like idealism and romanticism, describe a big chunk of how i feel (we left ussr when i was 13, so it's a breakpoint). Flamenco/classical guitar too, Paco de Lucia, Sergio and Odair Assad, and their sister Badi, she's just magical, find a youtube clip of her, you won't be disappointed
And if you want to build a home with a person who, despite the rantings here, doesn't take himself very seriously, and who puts his heart fully into everything he does.