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    Just a history of the book istelf from its...

    Just a history of the book istelf from its earliest form to e-books. Pretty well done with lots of illustrations, but I doubt you'll find it in English. There's probably some kind of equivalent...
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    Didn't manage much, too many films and too much...

    Didn't manage much, too many films and too much drinking. Oh well...

    A History of Books - B. Blasselle
    Batman : The Killing Joke - Alan Moore & Brian Bolland
    The Erasers - Alain Robbe-Grillet...
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    Inglourious Basterds - Q Tarantino Could have...

    Inglourious Basterds - Q Tarantino

    Could have been good but the focus on the terribly written french characters and some awful acting ruined it. I would have liked to see more of the "Basterds"....
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    The Road seemed a little too simplistic to me. I...

    The Road seemed a little too simplistic to me. I understood what he was trying to do with the vagueness and the simple language but at times it felt like a sham. I prefer his earlier, Faulknerian...
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    It is very bloody, but the violence is explored...

    It is very bloody, but the violence is explored as a theme a bit like in Peckinpah's work. The film looks at racism in Australia, against the natives but also between the different people colonising...
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    The Proposition - John Hillcoat Excellent...

    The Proposition - John Hillcoat

    Excellent operatic, australian, western spinoff. None of that makes sense but that's what it is. Reminiscent of Ford, Peckinpah and Leone with a brilliant...
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    Not really vomiting, but one of my favourite...

    Not really vomiting, but one of my favourite parts of The Catcher in the Rye is when a drunk Holden, feeling nauseous, pretends to himself that he's been shot in the stomach.
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    Both novels are really different. Dharma Bums is...

    Both novels are really different. Dharma Bums is about a later part of Kerouac's life, new friends and experiences. The way he conveys his discovery of mountain climbing is fascinating, especially if...
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    Mankiewicz is the stuff. Have you seen his later...

    Mankiewicz is the stuff. Have you seen his later films like There Was a Crooked Man and Sleuth, I loved those as well. And Five Fingers with James Mason.
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    All the Pretty Horses - Cormac McCarthy The...

    All the Pretty Horses - Cormac McCarthy
    The Crossing - Cormac McCarthy
    Cities of the Plain - Cormac McCarthy
    There's No Business - Charles Bukowski & illustrated by Robert Crumb
    Hedda Gabler -...
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    You heard what happened to the children who acted...

    You heard what happened to the children who acted in that film right? That upon leaving the oscars they were kindly sent back to their slums and that it took the boy's town to be tore down and the...
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    Bukowski has some brilliant titles ; Tales of...

    Bukowski has some brilliant titles ; Tales of Ordinary Madness, The Days Run Away Like Wild Horses Over the Hills, Play the Piano Drunk Like a Percussion Instrument Until the Fingers Begin to Bleed a...
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    A load of Jacques Tati's films ; Jour de fête, Les Vacances de monsieur Hulot and Traffic. So far Les Vacances de monsieur Hulot is by far my favorite, the gags and characters are much better, but I...
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    It's loosely based on a novella by Schnitzler...

    It's loosely based on a novella by Schnitzler called The Dream story. I think the novella is better but only understood what Kubrick was trying to do with his film after having read it.
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    La Teta asustada - Claudia Llosa The story of...

    La Teta asustada - Claudia Llosa

    The story of a young peruvian woman, Fausta, who sticks a potato up her vagina from fear of being raped like her mother was in her youth. A powerful tale about the...
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    The Set-Up - Robert Wise Boxing...

    The Set-Up - Robert Wise

    Boxing movie/film-noir starring Robert Ryan. Very well shot and includes some very nice little touches like the conversation in the dressing room before the fight and the...
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    If I chose to walk around naked would you accept...

    If I chose to walk around naked would you accept that?
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    Thanks. I'll try reading more of his stuff when I...

    Thanks. I'll try reading more of his stuff when I evtually get through that huge pile of books waitin to be read...
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    I enjoyed reading it, I haven't read any of his...

    I enjoyed reading it, I haven't read any of his other novels though. Any recommendations?
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    Sealed Time - Andrei Tarkovsky Interviews with...

    Sealed Time - Andrei Tarkovsky
    Interviews with Werner Herzog
    The Jungle - Upton Sinclair
    A Stranger Came to the Farm - Mika Waltari
    95 Poems - e. e. cummings
    Collected Poems in English and...
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    Coppola's Dracula is great, it's a very personal...

    Coppola's Dracula is great, it's a very personal adaptation of the novel but the take on storytelling is interesting.
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    A Bay of Blood - Mario Bava Probably the most...

    A Bay of Blood - Mario Bava

    Probably the most influential giallo on the slasher genre. The killing is cynical at best, none of that psychological nonsense. The cinematography is beautiful, second...
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    He's a guy. Céline was his grandmother's first name, he used it as a nom de plume. Louis Ferdinand Destouches was his real name. They guy lead an incredible life, he faught in the Great War then...
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    Poll: Spielberg's Schindler's List is precisely the...

    Spielberg's Schindler's List is precisely the kind of film I wouldn't trust. It dictates its vision and idea to the audience without forcing said audience to question itself. Back to my first point...
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    Chandler and Hammett's have often been adapted to...

    Chandler and Hammett's have often been adapted to the big screen (Murder My Sweet, The Big Sleep, Lady in the Lake... by Chandler and The Thin Man, The Glass Key, The Maltese Falcon by Hammett),...
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