My Recommendations or Say your favorite's and....

Discussion in 'Community' started by medea, Jun 19, 2003.

  1. medea macrumors 68030

    medea

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    I'll tell you how much I don't care......

    But seriously, or maybe not, I'm going to recommend some things, and you will take my advice. Others can follow as they like, but no beer. And let's stick to recent things.

    Film- Frida
    I was surprised that I actually like this, but Salma Hayek gave an honest performance and the acting in general was top-notch, aside from the miscast role of Ashley Judd as Tina Modotti. Of course certain times in Frida Kahlos life could have been elaborted on more, being a film it had to make some sacrafices. Definitely worth seeing.

    Book-Super Flat Times by Matthew Derby.
    The most original collection of science fiction based short stories I've read since Italo Calvino's Cosmicomics, seriously, and I say "based" on because neither book is typical sci-fi, maybe future realism would be a better term.

    Music- Ms. John Soda: No P. or D.
    From the same camp as The Notwist and Lali Puna, this is Stefanie Bohm (couch) and Micha Acher (the notwist) and although the album is very similar to The Notwists Neon Golden this album is much more feminine and maybe a little warmer in general. The result is pure pop bliss, accessible but still brillant.

    Web- If you havn't checked Matthew Ritchie's site do so, it's insane. http://adaweb.walkerart.org/influx/hardway/home/home.html

    that's all for now, go back to your normal activities.
     
  2. janey macrumors 603

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    what i like/love/can't live without:
    frida the biography by Hayden Herrera and the movie
    antitrust
    hackers
    swordfish
    the second coming of steve jobs
    macaddict
    the BMW Z4
    the Matrix
    a detective story (from the animatrix)
    apple (the company)
    apple stores
    josh (ibookin) :p
    milk duds
    starbucks
    airport extreme
    coffee bean
    the grove
    the lakers
    evanescence
    linkin park
    michael moore
    a beautiful mind (the movie and the biography by sylvia nasar)
     
  3. pEZ macrumors 6502

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    Okay, I'll bite.

    Movie - Amèlie. I found it to be a fresh twist on a love story. It wasn't the standard defiant love or forbidden love - it was a chase for love. It just worked.

    Book - This is a bit harder, since I haven't read anything TOO recent, but I'm gonna have to say Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut. He takes America, strings it up by its problems in the form of Kilgore Trout and Dwayne Hoover, and beats it to death. Great book if you haven't read it. I know it's from the 70s, but it's a literary staple, in my opinion.

    Music - ugh. I'm afraid to walk on this turf because all music is not the same as all other music. Well, okay. The freshest sound I've heard in a long time is Andy Stochansky. He's made quite a few albums, but there's something different about all of them. Some of it is quiet, some louder, nice mix overall. Very talented.

    Not even gonna touch website - I don't surf enough.
     
  4. pEZ macrumors 6502

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    Totally. Shinichiro Watanabe is an unbeliveable visionary - everything from Cowboy Bebop to Detective Story and Kid's Story.
     
  5. job macrumors 68040

    job

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    Television/Visual Media - Band of Brothers. 'Nuff said.

    Music (album) - Tie between Deftones/White Pony and Oasis/What's the Story (Morning Glory?).

    Music (genre) - Classical.

    Car (below 10,000) - old Beetle. :p

    Car (below 40,000) - Nissan 350Z.

    Car (40,000<x<100,000) - Porsche 911 Carerra.

    Car (in excess of 100,000) - Porsche Carerra GT.

    Movie - Four way tie between Road to Perdition, Saving Private Ryan, Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, and Black Hawk Down.

    Book/Print Media - Anthem, Atlas Shrugged, and The Fountainhead, all by Ayn Rand. Citizen Soldiers by Stephen E. Ambrose. The play A Night Throeau Spent in Jail.

    Director (film) - Tie between Ridley Scott and Guy Ritchie.
     
  6. vollspacken macrumors 65816

    vollspacken

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    here we go:

    FAVORITE...

    music: Underworld, 4Hero, Brian Wilson/Beach Boys, Kraftwerk, New Order

    movies: 2001, Bullit, 00-Schneider, Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari

    food: tomatoes, fried potatoes, all kinds of asian noodles

    computer: C-64, Macintosh SE-30/Cube/tiBook (can't decide which mac...)

    website: macrumors eBay.de Pixelgirl

    TV: Ren & Stimpy, old Saturday Night Live, Futurama, Soccer World Cup on German TV

    Cars: German Ford from the early '70s, VW from the mid '80s, Dodge Charger

    clothing: Spiewak, Energie Jeans, X-Large, The North Face, Hugo Boss, H&M (yeah, I know... :rolleyes: ), Adidas

    musical instruments: Fender Jazz Bass, Akai MPC 2000xl, Apple tiBook (best instrument in the world...)

    summer music festivals: Hurricane, Sonne Mond und Sterne, Dynamo in Eindhoven (long time gone)

    colour: blue

    alcohol: Smirnoff, Fernet Branca (hard), Beck's, Schneiders (soft)

    pop: Diet Dr. Pepper, Diet Mountain Dew, Malzbier

    water: Vittel

    candy bar: Snickers, Nutrageous

    tree/wood: maple

    that's it for now, I hope it's enough ;)

    vSpacken
     
  7. iGav macrumors G3

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    music: r.e.m. underworld, portishead
    guitar: rickenbacker 330, fender mustang
    designer: tomato
    director: hitch, siegel
    composer: lalo schifrin
    place: pt reyes/tomales bay
    movies: dirty harry, 2001, vertigo
    pop: diet pepsi
    alcohol: strongbow
    car (realistic): audi tt
    car (less realistic) ferrari 250 gto
    clothing: little devil, dirty habit, dkny, adio
    country: u.s., finland
    city: london, seattle, sf
    sport: f1, ferrari, schumacher
    mountain bike: tomac buckshot
    bmx: felt
    magazine: raygun, jack, wallpaper, dazed+confused
    tv: jackass, onedotzero
    male: michael stipe
    female: piper perabo
    colour: earthy shades
    typeface: helvetica
    rollercoaster: nemesis
    bar: frevds, oxo tower
    newspaper: telegraph, guardian, observer
     
  8. vollspacken macrumors 65816

    vollspacken

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    iGav, I'm 100% with you!!!

    ... I have to subtract REM but add John Barry in the composer section :) :) :)

    finally someone mentions tomato!!!

    WORD!

    vSpacken
     
  9. shadowfax macrumors 603

    shadowfax

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    Films worth seeing several times over: As Good As It Gets, Henry V (1989), Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.

    Bands: The Doves, The Dismemberment Plan, Radiohead

    Ultimately though--just get the new radiohead album and forget you exist :)
     
  10. trebblekicked macrumors 6502a

    trebblekicked

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    movie: Comedian (surprisingly good.)
    book: "The Years with Ross" by James Thurber
    album: "Give Up" by the Postal Service.
     
  11. medea thread starter macrumors 68030

    medea

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    The Comedian was quite good, though Orny Adams is beyond horrible. Didn't care for The Postal Service though.
     
  12. taeclee99 macrumors 6502a

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    My two cents:

    Movie: Godfather 1 and 2: The best movie and sequel ever. Forget about the dreadful Part 3.

    Animated Movie: Kiki's Delivery Service. A masterpiece by Hayao Miyazaki. Just watch it.

    DVD: Lord of the Ring FOTR 4 disc yet.
    A stunning transfer coupled with great extras.

    TV Comedy: Sport's Night: The best show you've never seen.

    TV Drama: The Shield: Makes NYPD Blue look like kids on a playground

    Video Game: Bubble Trouble: Squishhh!!!

    Book: Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto
    A simple yet powerful short story.

    Music: Frank Sinatra: The greatest artist of the 20th century.

    Fast Food: Chic Fillet: Best Chicken sandwich ever. Period end of story

    Clothing: Ralph Lauren Polo: An American Tradition

    Cereal: Corn Pops. Yummm

    Comics: Calvin and Hobbes

    Drink: Henry Weinhardt's Orange Cream Soda

    Car: BMW Z4 roadster. Sure its more style than substance but who cares?

    Ice Cream: Cold Stone Creamery: Strawberry Shortcake is heavenly

    Mall: South Coast Plaza: Nordies, J Crew, Apple Store

    Supermarket: Gelsons: The most varied selection makes it the bougiest maket in the world..
     
  13. janey macrumors 603

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    omg i love you :p
    anyway, i totally forgot about ayn rand :p
     
  14. ibookin' macrumors 65816

    ibookin'

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    Why thank you. :D

    Anyway:

    Movie: Dr. Strangelove. The funniest movie ever.

    TV Comedy: Family Guy. Funnier version of The Simpsons

    TV Drama: The Shield. The best cop drama on TV.

    Book: 1984. The best Orwell I've read.

    Music: Elgar Cello Concerto performed by Jacquline Du Pre. The best performance of a very good piece of music.

    Fast Food: In N' Out. I wish those on the east coast could know this CA tradition.

    Clothing: I live in Dockers

    Car: Saab 9-3 Convertible. Stylish and powerful. Plus I just like Saabs

    Computer: The PowerMac G5

    And, of course:

    übergeek: Smart, sexy, and a Mac-head. What more could a guy want? :D

    Regarding the above: I disgust myself.
     
  15. jefhatfield Retired

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    i very much like the format of your list...so here's mine

    album...layla by derek and the dominoes is one of the greats, and either abbey road or sgt pepper's lonely hearts club band by the beatles are up there on my list

    music genre...depends on my mood

    car below ten thousand dollars...almost any old american classic car

    car below forty grand...volvo station wagon

    car below one hundred grand...range rover or mid sized rv

    car over one hundred grand...formula f1

    movie...english patient

    book...bible

    director...quentin tarantino or oliver stone
     
  16. trebblekicked macrumors 6502a

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    orny was disgraceful. an emberassment to himself. though, watching the special features (where is orny now) it seems he knows that and mellowed out a bit. good for him, but he let stress ruin his shot at the "big time".

    if we can't agree on postal service;) surely we can agree on four tet and manitoba?
     
  17. iGav macrumors G3

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    tomato rule... I used to work about 20 paces from their offices in lexington st, soho, they had some crazy sh*t going down in their gallery I can tell you ;)

    waiting for their new site to go online, although v.good to see that they've put some motion work up there!!

    Yummy!!
     
  18. medea thread starter macrumors 68030

    medea

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    indeed on all accounts.
     
  19. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    Yes, he kicks and Cowboy Bebop kicks.
     
  20. ibookin' macrumors 65816

    ibookin'

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    I'm not really a fan of anime and I liked Cowboy Bebop. Very well done.
     
  21. janey macrumors 603

    janey

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    heehee
    it's funny all right...
    harhar...the simpsons are so much better :rolleyes: :p
    don't agree...i like alias better :p
    eh...not bad
    ooooh :D nice
    eeeeewwwwww gross!
    you certainly do lol :p
    not bad...i like the z4 :p
    hands down lol :D
    er...thanks *kiss*
    wow i learned a lot about you...i never knew half of this stuff :p
     
  22. shadowfax macrumors 603

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    plus you can make all sorts of jokes like "me josh. you jane. i go college. ver young!"
     

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