Books and Movies

Somehow I filed and lost this, but last year I was keeping a pretty steady list of the books I read from the library and the movies I checked out and viewed in theaters. Unfortunately, I didn’t combine the books I read after having purchased them or passed around in the non-library setting. My library fine is now too big to check books out. So there’s no list going. I’m going to change this. I’m going to post that half-list for my records here.

Books Read in 2011 via library, some of which I now own:

Sleepwalkers, Hermann Broch

Ferdydurke, Witold Gombrowicz

Relative Strangers, Charles Baxter

Fast Lanes, Jayne Anne Phillips

Break it Down, Lydia Davis

Varieties of Disturbance, Lydia Davis

Plague of Doves, Louise Erdrich

Burning Down the House, Charles Baxter

Ann Beattie, collected short stories

Berg and Passages by Ann Quin

We Always Treat Women Too Well, Raymond Queneau

The Secret Lives of People in Love, Simon Van Booy

The Virgin Suicides, Jeffrey Eugenides

G, John Berger

Last Night, James Salter

How Fiction Works, James Wood

No One Belongs Here More than You, Miranda July

Women with Men¸ Richard Ford

The Death Sentence, Maurice Blanchot

In the Heart of the Heart of the Country, William Gass (now I own)

The Pale King, David Foster Wallace (now I own)

Poetics of Imagining:  Richard Kearney

Airships, Barry Hannah (now I own)

Painting Between the Lines, David Galenson

Second Skin, John Hawkes

Blood Oranges, John Hawkes

Rock Springs, Richard Ford

Ghostwriter, David Mitchell

Black Swan Green, David Mitchell

Forever Valley, Mary Redonnet

A Visit from the Goon Squad, Jennifer Egan

Paris Trance, Geoff Dyer

Black Tickets, Jayne Anne Phillips

Lithium for Medea, Kate Braverman

Mao II, Don Delilo

Movies watched in 2011

Do the Right Thing

All the Real Girls

Naked, Mike Leigh

Last Year at Marienbad, Alain Reanais

Brand Upon the Brain, Guy Maddin

Zombieland, Ruben Fleischer

Black Swan, Darren Aronofsky

Days of Heaven, Terrence Malick

Claire’s Knee, Eric Rohmer

Solo con tu Pareja, Alfonso Cuaron

Secret Honor, Robert Altman

Paddle to the Sea, Bill Mason

Metropolitan, Whit Stillman

Woman Under the Influence, John Cassavetes

Tokyo Story, Yasujiro Ozu

Heart of Glass, Werner Herzog

William S. Burroughs, a Man Within

Man Push Cart, Koch Lorber

Puffy Chair

Midnight in Paris, Woody Allen


Walking and Talking, Nicole Hofcener

God’s Country, Louis Malle

Tree of Life, Terrence Malick

The Exterminating Angel, Louis Bunuel

The Lovers, Louis Malle

Vivre sa Vie, Jean-Luc Godard

Pierre le Fou, Jean-Luc Godard

A Woman is a Woman, Jean-Luc Godard

Masculin Feminin,  Jean-Luc Godard

The Ice Storm, Ang Lee

Last year at Marienbad

Ballad of the Sad Café, Simon Callow

The Complete Monterey Pop Festival

Insignificance, Nicholas Roeg

The Man Who Fell to Earth, Nicholas Roeg

Mala Noche, Gus van Sant

The Hit, Stephen Frears

George Washington, David Gordon Green

Clean, Shaven, Lodge Kerrigan

Louie Bluie, Terry Zwigoff

Mona Lisa, Neil Jordan

Schizopolis, Steven Soderbergh

Bergman Island, Marie Nyreröd

A Constant Forge—The Life and Art of John Cassavetes, Charles Kiselyak

Come on Children, Allan King

L Enfance Nue, Maurice Pialat

If, Lindsay Anderson

Taste of Cherry, Abbas Kiarostami

The Fire Within, Louis Malle

L’Eclesse, Michelangelo Antonioni

That Obscure Object of Desire, Luis Bunuel

Chunking Express, Wong Kar-wai

The Vanishing, George Sluizer

The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Philip Kaufman

Hopscotch, Ronald Neame

The Harder They Come, Perry Henzell


One thought on “Books and Movies

  1. Yes, I’m still on your RSS feed. 🙂

    I would say too much of books if I tried, so here’s another film for a film night: In a Better World.

    Glad you’re out there and reading and viewing and thinking and Tylering. Keep on!

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