Monday, May 02, 2005

Dejection: An Ode

Where's the love, o my readers?

Okay, enough of that. I thought I would give you a little peek at Movies to Watch this Summer: a List and Books to Read this Summer: A List.

from Movies to Watch this Summer: a List
  • Personal Velocity
  • the French nouvelle vague films (Agnes Varda, Truffaut, Godard, Chris Marker)
  • Donny Darko
  • Solaris (the Tarkovsky version)
  • Abre los Ojos!
  • The Thin Red Line
  • a Walter Hill retrospective

and, to round it out,

  • The Last Samurai

Believe me, there will be many more low-brow films on this list. Please submit additions to the list to hightouchmegastore, courtesy of the comment function of this blog.

from Books to Read this Summer: A List
  • The Displaced of Capital (Anne Winters)
  • The Collected Poems of Hart Crane
  • The Fortress of Solitude (Jonathan Lethem)
  • Gilead (Marilynne Robinson)
  • Dreamweaver for Dummies

Proposed additions to this list are welcome. (see above.)


  1. I love Abre los ojos! And Donny Darko. I also love Vanilla Sky, so I guess I'm easy. I'd also recommend, in la espanol movies, Y Tu Mama Tambien (mostly for the star, whose name escapes me, but who is also in Bad Education and Motorcycle Diaries, both of which are on my list. And Amores Perros.) If I think of any others, I'll let you know. Summer is for movies!

  2. Gael Garcia Bernal, isn't it? I loved Y Tu Mama Tambien--loved loved loved it. I'm adding Bad Education to my list, as I missed it when it was in the theatres.Yay for summer, yay for movies!

  3. must read and see I Capture the Castle (book by Dodie Smith, perfect for the beach/cabin) and movie with Bill Nighy.



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