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Favorite Movies:
Belle de Jour, Red Desert, Three Colors: Blue (Trois Couleurs: Bleu), The Wages of Fear, Let the Right One In, A Cop (Un Flic), Falkenberg Farewell (Farval Falkenberg), Dark City, Blade Runner, Rumble Fish, Dark Days, 5x2 (5 x 2: Five Times Two), Redbelt, Der Baader Meinhof Komplex (The Baader Meinhof Complex), Withnail and I, All About Eve, Shortbus, The Science of Sleep, Stalker, The Last Temptation of Christ, Orphée (Orpheus), Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, Little Miss Sunshine, Nostalghia, Solyaris (Solaris), Il Vangelo Secondo Matteo (The Gospel According to St. Matthew), Edipo re (Oedipus Rex), Antwone Fisher, Cyrano De Bergerac, Molière, Kaos, La Jetée (The Pier), Wittgenstein, The Smiths: The Complete Picture, Poison, Safe, Far From Heaven, To Kill A Mockingbird, The Birds, Bird, Heat, Fresh, Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould, The Big Lebowski, On the Waterfront, A Streetcar Named Desire, East of Eden, L'Argent, Procès de Jeanne d'Arc (Trial of Joan of Arc), Un condamné à mort s'est échappé ou Le vent souffle où il veut (A Man Escaped), La Strada (The Road), Viva Zapata!, The Taming of the Shrew, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, A Place in the Sun, I Confess, Stazione Termini (Terminal Station) (Indiscretion of an American Wife), The Misfits, Gilda, The Lady from Shanghai, Citizen Kane, The Third Man, Le Procès (The Trial), Ascenseur pour l'échafaud (Elevator to the Gallows) (Lift to the Scaffold) (Frantic), My Dinner with André, Atlantic City, Pretty Baby, Black Moon, Affliction, West Side Story, Breathless (À bout de souffle) (By a Tether), The Charles Bukowski Tapes, Barfly, Metropolis, Pierrot le Fou (Pierrot Goes Wild) (Crazy Pete), Mississippi Mermaid (La Sirène du Mississipi), Le Cercle Rouge, L'Armée des ombres (Army in the Shadows), Le Samouraï (The Godson), Diaboliquement vôtre (Diabolically Yours)(Mit teuflischen Grüssen), Le Deuxième souffle (Second Breath), Being There, Dr. Strangelove Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, Eyes Wide Shut, Barry Lyndon, Lolita, The Shining, A Clockwork Orange, Alien, The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape, The Dirty Dozen, Once Upon a Time in the West, Once Upon a Time in America, A Fistful of Dynamite (Duck, You Sucker) (Giù la testa), The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, For a Few Dollars More (Per Qualche Dollaro in Più), A Fistful of Dollars (Per un Pugno di Dollari), The Insider, Collateral, Ali, Sanctuary: Lisa Gerrard, The Philadelphia Story, The Thomas Crown Affair, The Cincinnati Kid, Bullitt, Papillon, The Getaway, From Here to Eternity, The Lovers of the Arctic Circle (Los Amantes del Círculo Polar) (The Lovers from the North Pole), Sex and Lucia (Lucía y el sexo), La Ardilla roja (The Red Squirrel), Tierra (Earth), Caótica Ana (Chaotic Ana), Swimming Pool, Death in Venice, Badlands, Days of Heaven, The Thin Red Line, The New World, Che: Part Two (Guerrilla), Che: Part One (The Argentine), Things We Lost in the Fire, 21 Grams, Snatch, The Pledge, Traffic, Basquiat, The Indian Runner, The Butterfly Effect, Frances, A River Runs Through It, The Man Without a Face, Runaway Train, Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse, Little Big Man, Lenny, Flammen & Citronen (Flame & Citron) (The Flame and the Lemon), Rushmore, In the Soup, The Deer Hunter, Apocalypse Now, The Conversation, Bram Stoker's Dracula, Down by Law, A Serious Man, Barton Fink, Heist, King of New York, The Maltese Falcon, Performance, Sympathy for the Devil (One Plus One), Barbarella, Jésus de Montréal (Jesus of Montreal), The Fly, Naked Lunch, Crash, La Haine (Hate), L' Appartement (The Apartment), Inception, Keiller's Park, Body Heat, La Petite Voleuse (The Little Thief)
Favorite Actors:
Jane Birkin, Steve McQueen, Fred Williamson, Jim Brown, Paul Newman, Brigitte Bardot, Vanessa Redgrave, Pam Grier, Angelina Jolie, Angela Bassett, Cate Blanchett, Luis Buñuel, Catherine Deneuve, Federico Fellini, Jane Fonda, Dorothy Dandridge, Clint Eastwood, Marlon Brando, Bruce Lee, François Ozon, Bette Davis, Jean-Luc Godard, James McAvoy, François Truffaut, Daniel Day-Lewis, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Andrei Tarkovsky, Franco Citti, Jimi Hendrix, Dennis Haysbert, Keith David, Forest Whitaker, Kim Staunton, Michael Mann, Colm Feore, Ralph Fiennes, Terrence Howard, Zoe Saldana, Elia Kazan, Vivien Leigh, Robert Bresson, Giulietta Masina, Anthony Quinn, James Dean, Montgomery Clift, Rita Hayworth, Orson Welles, Jeanne Moreau, Louis Malle, Antonio Fargas, Paul Schrader, Rita Moreno, Anna Karina, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean-Pierre Melville, Simone Signoret, Jean Genet, Michelle Rodriguez, Peter Sellers, Stanley Kubrick, Sigourney Weaver, Charles Bronson, Lee Marvin, Claudia Cardinale, Jason Robards, Henry Fonda, Sergio Leone, Lisa Gerrard, Dead Can Dance, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Raquel Welch, Julio Medem, Charlotte Rampling, Terrence Malick, Benicio Del Toro, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sam Shepard, Jessica Lange, Isaach De Bankolé, Jim Jarmusch, Neil Young, Harry J. Lennix, Jon Stewart, Anjelica Huston, Edward Fox, Laurence Olivier, Dustin Hoffman, Wes Anderson, Seymour Cassel, Steve Buscemi, Randy Brooks, Christopher Walken, Francis Ford Coppola, Tom Waits, Ethan Coen, Michael Stuhlbarg, Joel Coen, Sam Peckinpah, Werner Herzog, Guy Pearce, Kim Basinger, Vincent Perez, Isaiah Washington, Delroy Lindo, David Mamet, Wesley Snipes, Lauren Bacall, Sophia Loren, Humphrey Bogart, John Huston, J.A. Preston, James Cagney, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Abel Ferrara, Bernie Casey, David Bowie, Charles S. Dutton, David Cronenberg, Vincent Cassel, Hubert Kounde, Christopher Nolan, Jamie Bell, Peter Coyote
DARKNESS by: George Gordon (Lord) Byron (1788-1824) I had a dream, which was not all a dream. The bright sun was extinguish'd, and the stars Did wander darkling in the eternal space, Rayless, and pathless, and the icy earth Swung blind and blackening in the moonless air; Morn came and went--and came, and brought no day, And men forgot their passions in the dread Of this their desolation; and all hearts Were chill'd into a selfish prayer for light: And they did live by watchfires--and the thrones, The palaces of crowned kings--the huts, The habitations of all things which dwell, Were burnt for beacons; cities were consum'd, And men were gather'd round their blazing homes To look once more into each other's face; Happy were those who dwelt within the eye Of the volcanos, and their mountain-torch: A fearful hope was all the world contain'd; Forests were set on fire--but hour by hour They fell and faded--and the crackling trunks Extinguish'd with a crash--and all was black. The brows of men by the despairing light Wore an unearthly aspect, as by fits The flashes fell upon them; some lay down And hid their eyes and wept; and some did rest Their chins upon their clenched hands, and smil'd; And others hurried to and fro, and fed Their funeral piles with fuel, and look'd up With mad disquietude on the dull sky, The pall of a past world; and then again With curses cast them down upon the dust, And gnash'd their teeth and howl'd: the wild birds shriek'd And, terrified, did flutter on the ground, And flap their useless wings; the wildest brutes Came tame and tremulous; and vipers crawl'd And twin'd themselves among the multitude, Hissing, but stingless--they were slain for food. And War, which for a moment was no more, Did glut himself again: a meal was bought With blood, and each sate sullenly apart Gorging himself in gloom: no love was left; All earth was but one thought--and that was death Immediate and inglorious; and the pang Of famine fed upon all entrails--men Died, and their bones were tombless as their flesh; The meagre by the meagre were devour'd, Even dogs assail'd their masters, all save one, And he was faithful to a corse, and kept The birds and beasts and famish'd men at bay, Till hunger clung them, or the dropping dead Lur'd their lank jaws; himself sought out no food, But with a piteous and perpetual moan, And a quick desolate cry, licking the hand Which answer'd not with a caress--he died. The crowd was famish'd by degrees; but two Of an enormous city did survive, And they were enemies: they met beside The dying embers of an altar-place Where had been heap'd a mass of holy things For an unholy usage; they rak'd up, And shivering scrap'd with their cold skeleton hands The feeble ashes, and their feeble breath Blew for a little life, and made a flame Which was a mockery; then they lifted up Their eyes as it grew lighter, and beheld Each other's aspects--saw, and shriek'd, and died-- Even of their mutual hideousness they died, Unknowing who he was upon whose brow Famine had written Fiend. The world was void, The populous and the powerful was a lump, Seasonless, herbless, treeless, manless, lifeless-- A lump of death--a chaos of hard clay. The rivers, lakes and ocean all stood still, And nothing stirr'd within their silent depths; Ships sailorless lay rotting on the sea, And their masts fell down piecemeal: as they dropp'd They slept on the abyss without a surge-- The waves were dead; the tides were in their grave, The moon, their mistress, had expir'd before; The winds were wither'd in the stagnant air, And the clouds perish'd; Darkness had no need Of aid from them--She was the Universe.

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