Paul Thomas Anderson – Favorite Films

Paul Thomas Anderson is, unquestionably, one of the most talented and respected filmmakers working in Hollywood today.  His films, which span several genres - from historical dramas (There Will Be Blood) to neo-noir comedy-dramas (Inherent Vice) - are cited by his contemporaries as masterpieces and personal favorites.  Anderson is currently filming a yet-to-be-titled film starring …

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Bret Easton Ellis – Favorite Books

Bret Easton Ellis is the author of several celebrated books, including American Psycho (subsequently adapted into the 2000 film bearing the same title), Less Than Zero (the 1987 film starring Robert Downey Jr. was loosely based on this novel), Imperial Bedrooms, and The Rules of Attraction.  In the 1980s, Ellis was a member of the revered "Brat Pack," comprising of …

The Books that Influenced Cormac McCarthy

Cormac McCarthy may be the greatest living-writer today.  Many of his works, including Blood Meridian, No Country for Old Men, and the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Road, are cited by his contemporaries as masterpieces and personal favorites.  Indeed, you will see McCarthy's novels listed in many of this site's posts.  The following books, which you would surely find in …

Jim Jarmusch’s Favorite Books

Jim Jarmusch has developed a cult following over the past 2-3 decades, directing films such as Stranger Than Paradise, Mystery Train, Broken Flowers, Ghost Dog: The Way Of The Samurai, Only Lovers Left Alive, and, most recently, Paterson.  Jarmusch's favorite books showcase the eclectic tastes that make him one of Hollywood's most unique and visionary filmmakers.  UPDATE (July 13, …

Bruce Springsteen’s Favorite Books

In a 2014 interview with the New York Times, Bruce Springsteen detailed the books he adores, including those that inspired and helped shape his songwriting.  Below, we will examine the books Springsteen cited during that interview - click on the images for more information. BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN'S FAVORITE BOOKS American Pastoral: American Trilogy (1) We subsequently …