Movies: The Intern; Gravity; The Martian; Captain Phillips; Interstellar; Michael Clayton; Unfaithful; The Devil Wears Prada; Prime; Shawshank Redemption; The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (all three Swedish films, and the American version of the first one); The Social Network; Mulholland Dr.; Beautiful Girls; My Cousin Vinnie; Heat; Training Day; Mission Impossible (I, II, and III...IV not so much); Alien; Aliens; The Godfather (I & II); Days of Heaven; The Shining; All That Jazz; The Deer Hunter; Apocalypse Now; Sophie's Choice; Kramer vs. Kramer; Tootsie; Traffic; Before the Devil Knows You're Dead; Love, Actually; The Graduate; Straw Dogs (the original, not the remake); The Getaway; A Stir of Echoes; Lust, Caution; Rachel Getting Married; Notes on a Scandal; anything and everything by Stanley Kubrick; anything and everything by Terrence Malick; most films by David Fincher; most films by Ridley Scott, and by Tony Scott; anything by Michael Mann; and the list goes on and on...I used to be a cinematographer, remember.
Shows: The Walking Dead; Fear the Walking Dead; Game of Thrones; House of Cards; Mr. Robot; Better Call Saul; Breaking Bad.
Music: Ah, now here is where the list is really too long, but I'll try: Morning Becomes Eclectic, on N.P.R.; Favorite genres: classic rock; contemporary rock; R&B; soul; "Americana"; bluegrass. Favorite artists: The Beatles; The Stones; Jethro Tull; Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers; Talking Heads; Bowie; CSN&Y (or, for that matter, CS&N); Cream; Sean & Sara Watkins (both in and out of the band Nickel Creek); Gillian Welch; David Rawlings; Robert Earl Keen; Fiona Apple; Feist; Dawes; Jackson Browne; Dylan; Joni Mitchell; Neil Young; Stevie Wonder; Dusty Springfield; Elvis Costello; Squeeze; The Pretenders; Brian Eno; Warren Zevon; Oingo Boingo; CCR; Natalie Merchant; Amy Winehouse; A Fine Frenzy; The Clash; The Punch Brothers; Old Crow Medicine Show; Doc Watson; The Band; Leon Russell; Frank Zappa; Aimee Mann; Garbage; Joan Armatrading; Delbert McClinton; Blake Mills; Jimmy Cliff; Desmond Dekker; Michael Jackson; I mean, it's really too overwhelming...let's talk?
Food: Indian; Japanese; Thai; Italian; French; good old fashioned burgers/fries/chocolate shakes; pizza (well, I guess that's Italian, technically). I love to eat out at restaurants. Favorites: Mozza (both the Osteria, and the Pizzaria); Little Dom's; Jinpachi (maybe the best sushi I've ever had); Akbar; Electric Karma; Anarbagh; Chan Darae; The Alcove; La Mill (in Silverlake); Umami Burger; and my all-time favorite stand-by hangout: The 101 Coffee Shop (on Franklin, in Hollyweird, in the lobby of the Best Western Hotel, at Argyle Street...best burger/fries/shake combo in town, and the people-watching is amazing, especially late at night!).
1) Family and friends (OK, these aren't "things," but, I think a broader interpretation of the word was called for)
2) Music (and my guitars)
4) Smart women (again, most definitely not "things")
6) The ocean