We had some strong gales last week and one of my windows nearly blew out from the wall. This showered my entire DVD collection in dust and dirt. I took them all down, dusted them and have been putting them back tonight. This got me thinking as I was putting them back on the shelves in no particular order...what three movies do you have sitting next to each other that are interesting, make a strange collection or say something about you? Here's mine... Independence Day | Solaris (Tarkovsky) | Lost In Translation Independence Day was good when it came out, great fun, but has lost most of it's shine now. Solaris is a brilliant film, from a brilliant book by Stanislaw Lem about a mysterious planet. The line that made the film for me: "We don't want to conquer space at all. We want to expand Earth endlessly. We don't want other worlds; we want a mirror. We seek contact and will never achieve it. We are in the foolish position of a man striving for a goal he fears and doesn't want. Man needs man!". It was most recently re-done by Steven Soderbergh with George Clooney and is also worth a watch. Lost in Translation is a great film by Sophia Coppola (her best in my opinion) following two characters, wonderfully acted, who are lost in translation.